Installation with prints + live flowers + objects + the sound track “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Variable dimensions
Museu de Arte da Bahia - MAB

Ludwig van Beethoven composed “Für Elise”, considered to be within the most romantic pieces of the classic repertoire. However the woman Elise herself, was never identified.

BRAZIL 2010:
A famous football player murdered and quartered his girlfriend, Eliza, feeding his dogs with pieces of her body.  After 5 years in jail the perpetrador was free and ready for a new beginning, eventually, to rebuild his “romantic” life. Eliza’s life was aniquilated and her remais were never found. 

The crime represents the escalation of violence against women in Brazil, where, in accord to the statistics, 13 women were murdered every day last year - the majority goes unpunished. That makes feminicide one of the major causes of women’s death in Brazil and even more striking: in most cases the perpetror is the ‘love” partner. The problem speaks of the failure of one of the most rooted myths of patriarchal society: the romantic love. However feminidade is not only an exclusive Brazilian problem, in rise also in Europe and the other continents.

"For Eliza" was presented in the Museu de Arte da Bahia, in Salvador-Brazil, in 2018. The installation was a garden-cemetery to remember the women murdered by misogyny. The work confronts feminicide with romanticism in the contemporary society.