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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

Germany 1810:

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

Brazil 2010:

Eliza was murdered and quartered by her boyfriend, a famous football player, her body was granted in pieces for dogs. After 5 years in jail, he was free again for a new beginning. He can breath, play football, have sex, aprear on tv and, eventually, rebuild his “romantic” life.

Eliza’s remains were never found.

The crime and - the sentence - symbolizes 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.

By means of photograph prints, objects, live flowers and music, "For Eliza" is an installation of a garden-cemetery to remember the women murdered by misogyny. While addresses the murder of women within the ‘love relationship’ perpetrate by love partner, the work confronts feminicide with romanticism in the contemporary society.