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OUT OF STOCK mirror images
Reflections in Art and Medicine

Mirror Images Cover

The publication showcases artworks, scientific experiments and curiosities related to mirrors, reflecting surfaces, photography and moving images, by means of which artists and neuroscientists alike—each with the instruments of their own discipline— investigate and challenge our sense of location in space and the outer limits of our body. 


  • Editor

    Helen Hirsch, Kunstmuseum Thun, Alessandra Pace

  • Preface

    Helen Hirsch

  • Text

    Guenda Bernegger, Vittorio Gallese, Heike Catherina Mertens, Alessandra Pace, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Thomas Schnalke

  • Design

    Luca Bogoni

  • Language

    German/ English

  • Details

    Swiss Brochure, 24 x 18 cm, 144 pages, numerous ills. in color

  • ISBN


About the product

Mirrors extend our sense of reality by enabling us to observe our own body so they are emblematic of a separation and reconciliation between subject and object, physical and virtual. The theory of mirror neurons postulates that we possess neurons that fire both when we act and also when we see that same action being performed by others. It explains why we are capable of emulating other people’s actions, which is an essential activity to the learning process, and why we empathize with members of our community, which helps preserve its cohesion. Thus, as if perspective were inverted, we, ourselves, become other people’s mirrors. 

With Vito Acconci, William Anastasi, Christian Andersson, John Baldessari, Attila Csörgö, Marta Dell'Angelo, Der Sabina, Livia Di Giovanna, Annika Eriksson, Thomas Florschuetz, Adib Fricke, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Dan Graham, Carla Guagliardi, Paul Le Grand, Jorge Macchi, Dalibor Martinins, Bjorn Melhus, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Richard Rigg, Otavio Schipper, Sergio Krakowsi, William Untermohlen