Best Public Aid To Self-Hate (2008)


New Yorkers search for new ways to hate themselves each day. Enter the brilliant Walter sibling creative team, who offer up non-reversing TRUE MIRRORS, sold by appointment only. Since 1999, a sample mirror has been on display in their storefront window, providing 24-hour access to unflipped self-viewing. Your nightmarish reflection is purportedly a real-deal image of how others see you. Here's how it feels to look at your face: "My left eye is gargantuan. I have massively crooked teeth. My nose is slanted. I am an ogre." On their (philosophical) Web site,, the Walters persuasively insist that True Mirrors are a "new doorway to a great world of self-discovery and enlightenment." Break on through to the other side?


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