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Alexandra Bocková

When does our relationship become
regularly unstable?

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Welcoming of newly born citizens is a social ritual which inaugurates a newly born in the community life of the municipality where he/she is registered. It takes place at the ceremonial hall of the local council, where parents with their babies gather and the representatives of the council hold a welcoming speech and presents a commemorative sheet of paper with a little present. Both parents sign the memorial book mentioning the name and date of birth of their child.

It used to be a compulsory event in the communist Czechoslovakia. Nowadays it is a voluntary occasion, yet it is still a popular and respected event among parents. In terms of phenomenology of religion it can be understood as a profane compensation of Christian baptism as an initiation ritual. 

In "When our relationship becomes regularly unstable" I question the fragility of relationships between men and woman, between two people who once fell in love with each other, who initially decided to share life together and to have children together. Based on my personal experience of a broken relationship or the still officially existing marriage of my parents, I addressed the question of failing relationships.


About Alexandra Bočková

Passionate about photography. Alexandra lived and studied abroad (UK, Germany, Spain), currently studying Creative photography at the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. In June 2015 she organised the 1st year of annual international photography festival in Ostrava, CZ, OstravaPhoto,

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