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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” _Virginia Woolf

“The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconvetionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonimity.”  _Virginia Woolf

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


Ludwig van Beethoven composed the bagatelle “Für Elise”, considered to be within the most romantic pieces of the classic music repertoire. However Elise, after who the composition was named, was never identified.

BRAZIL 2010:

A famous football player murdered and quartered his girlfriend, named Eliza. After 5 years in jail, he was free again for a new beginning. He can play football, have sex, appear on tv and, eventually, rebuild his “romantic” life. Eliza’s remains were never found.

The crime and - the sentence - symbolises the escalation of violence against women in Brazil where every day about 13 women are murdered, the majority, for her ‘love” partners. That makes feminicide one of the major causes of women’s death in Brazil, addressing the failure of one of the most rooted legends of patriarchal society: the myth of romantic love. However feminidade is not only a Brazilian problem, been in rise also in Europe and the other continents.

By means of photograph prints, objects, live flowers and music, "For Eliza" was an installationpresented in the Museu de Arte da Bahia, em Salvador-Brazil, in 2018, as a garden-cemetery to remember the women murdered by misogyny. While addressing the murder of women perpetrated by their love partners, the work confronts feminicide with romanticism in our contemporary society.