You know when you’re flipping through a food magazine, come across a large spread of steaming Chinese food, and can’t help but drool on the pages? The most natural response is to wish you could get all close up in that food and eat it yourself. Well, French art and design school Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) student Anne-Sophie Bazard may not have solved that whole jump-through-time-and-space-to-eat-food-elsewhere thing yet, but she did get a whole lot closer to examining the way we eat these foods and how we’re actually supposed to go about it.
In her short film titled Eat Me, Bazard attaches a GoPro to a chopstick, allowing her to film each plate people ate while discovering the gastronomic culture of China. Weirdly enough, people appear more confident when popping a cooked spider in their mouth instead of a dumpling. It’s surprisingly informative, teaching viewers about the appropriate way to use chopsticks, authentic Chinese cuisine, and the smooth and not-so-smooth ways of popping food in your mouth. Her film joins the impressive collection of other projects created during the university’s week-long study abroad program, Beijing Connection: a group photo timelapse, an expertly-transitioned travel footage montage, and half a dozen new ways to take a selfie.
When you click play, prepare yourself. First, you get situated to the smooth plate-to-mouth shots of a few of her friends. Second, you start examining the foods they’re eating and trying to guess what they are (tip: look at the consumer’s expression to see how familiar they are with the meal). Third, you start to get hungry. Grab a snack and check out her video above.