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

FOR ELISE 

Installation with prints, live flowers, objects, sound track “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Museu de Arte da Bahia - MAB
2018 




GERMANY 1810:
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. 

FEMINICIDE 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 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.

THE WORK
"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.


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