Backyard Food is a short film, a synesthetic visual essay that invites us to meet Maria, Vera and Wanusa, who have in common the fact that they maintain their productive urban backyards, a form of resistance in the verticalized territory of the city of Belo Horizonte. There, they talk about the affectionate relationships established with food, about machismo and other issues that permeate the universe of the kitchen.
Luisa Macedo has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Visual Arts, and a background in gastronomy. Backyard Food is her directorial debut and she is currently working on a book about the universe of urban backyards. In the last years she has developed commissioned works for the Biennale Arts Actuels and for the Moreira Salles Institute. She works as a photographer and cook, and has also worked as a propositional artist in institutional spaces such as Inhotim, Casa Daros, and Instituto Moreira Salles. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in Brazil, Argentina, France, and China.