Enora Lalet’s works are not simple image collages, but rather hybrid artistic expressions that straddle photography, performance and anthropological research. For the past few years, Lalet – originally from Bordeaux, France – has worked on her “Cooking Faces” project: a series of portraits in which food turns into headwear and irreverent decoration.
Far from representing mere aesthetic virtuosity, Lalet’s works stem from research on ingredients from the every corner of the world, as the visual artist explores different cultures and highlights their peculiar features. All with an ironic, colorful and disenchanted touch that expresses the best in each one, never discriminating but instead offering a smile to the multifaceted diversity that is in us all. Her research on food’s aesthetic and intrinsic value continues beyond “Cooking Faces”, into “Boulimies suspendues - Les Arts Mêlés” and “Transfert 6”, two culinary performances with suspended buffets that are a feast for the eyes and taste buds.
© Enora Lalet
© Photographer Matthias Lothy for Tata Boga series
© Photographer Rafael Bossio for Sabroso series