Violence against women is a problem that is present in developed and underdeveloped countries. It is esteemed that in Mexico from 2013 to 2015 an average of 7 women are killed daily, and in 2017 this number increased to 8, according to INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía) [National Institute of Statistics and Geography].Just in 2016, 2,735 women were murdered; and in the first half of 2017 914 femicides and 3,174 missing females were registered just in five of the 32 states, in which 70% were aged between 10 and 17 years-old.
This installation was visually inspired by the XVIII century patterns printed on fabrics and wallpaper known as “Toiles de Jouy”, which is still present in our day. The use of this kind of patterns serves as a metaphor of the ordinary situation it has become. The images represent 9 cases of girls murdered from 2011 to 2017, aged between 11 and 18 years-old.
This piece references the violent behavioral patterns against women and the impunity that perpetuates them, in a cloth that has no beginning or end; with the printed patterns I try to represent the thousands of women and girls murdered each year, while the blank part symbolizes the continuity of cases that are being added each day.