Prints + live flowers + objects + the sound track “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Museu de Arte da Bahia - MAB
Ludwig van Beethoven composed “Für Elise”, considered to be one of the most romantic pieces in the classic repertoire. However the woman herself, Elise, was never identified.
A famous football player murdered and dismembered his girlfriend, Eliza, giving parts of her body to his dogs. After 5 years in prision the perpetrator was free and ready for a new beginning, eventually, to rebuild his romantic life while Eliza was aniquilated and her remais were never found.
FEMICIDE X ROMANTIC LOVE
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 remain unpunished. This makes femicide one of the major causes of women’s death in the country, with an impressive detail: in most cases the aggressor is the “loving” partner. The problem speaks to the failure of one of the most ingrained myths of patriarchal society: the romantic love. However femicide is not a problem exclusive to Brazil, it is also on the rise in Holland, Europe and other continents.
"For Eliza" was presented at the Museu de Arte da Bahia, in Salvador-Brazil, in 2018. The installation was a cemetery garden to remember the women murdered by misogyny. The work confronts femicide with romanticism in the contemporary society.