Images are objects, not representations. Images, approached as objects, are available for participation and collaboration, materially and performatively. This idea, put forth both by artist and writer Hito Steyerl, frames the selection of works contained in Specular Fiction. Presented through this lens, these artists collaborate with images as things embedded with the amassed desires and forces of commodity culture. Not just reflections, the exhibited works create distinct contingencies for thought and vision.