Prints + live flowers + objects + the sound track “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven
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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.

BRAZIL 2010:
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.


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.