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A Stop-Motion Documentary About Food Talking About Food

By Hanssie on May 26th 2014

What would your food say if it could talk?

I’m not certain what mine would say as I’ve never stopped long enough to allow it to voice its opinion. I love food and looking at people’s food porn on Instagram makes me equal parts hungry and jealous that I’m not there partaking in such exquisite cuisine (or even the run of the mill pizza and beer).

Chinese animator Siqi Song also loves food. She also loves bringing stuff to life in stop motion animation, so naturally combining the two loves was bound to happen. After speaking with different people about food and their preferences, she was surprised to find how different their opinions were and how much food affected their lives (if you’ve ever been on a diet, you’d understand all too well). Speaking with vegetarian, vegan, pescetarians, and meat eaters, she recorded their statements and then edited the soundtracks and rebuilt the conversation using stop motion animated foods to speak for themselves.

[REWIND: ‘PAINTED’: 1,064 IMAGES TO CREATE FUN STOP MOTION BODY ART BY ELVIS SCHMOULIANOFF]

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The documentary, in an ironic and sarcastic way brings attention to food, the way we see it, the way we eat it and the way we think about it. The film, Song hopes will bring in discussion about various topics in the food industry including the meat industry, urban environment and life choices all in a slightly humorous, non threatening manner.

Because who doesn’t love a raw chicken gushing about how much it loves eggplant? Enough to marry it.

Song was king enough to share a few behind the scenes photos of the making of this short feature.
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Check out more of Siqi Song’s work on her website.

CREDITS: All photographs by Siqi Song are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

[via Laughing Squid]

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Crazy.

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