Women Laughing Alone with Salad explores the Internet meme of ‘Women Laughing Alone at salad’, which became an Internet sensation c. 2011.

 

The Internet noticed an abundance of stock-images depicting women laughing at their salads, in an absurd, hysterical and often sexualised manner.

 

By re-staging her subjects and pairing their forced convulsions with stock laughter, ellen.gif questions the gender norms of consumption and the representation and function of stock imagery in the online realm.