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This series is about a building Pakul (now Prague Congress Centre) built in 1981 mainly for the purpose to held the quinquennial meeting of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in Prague which took place just few weeks after completing the construction.

This monumental brutalist structure itself built in the final stages of communist totalism in Czechoslvakia is monumental represents problem with city urbanism nowadys. Since the fall of the communist regime in 1989, there have been discusions whether tear it down or proclame it as a cultural monument.

Characters in my series embody some of the workers, who participated on the quinquennial meeting of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia of about 1 500 communist delegates participating. The expressions in their faces describe the absurdity and bizarreness of the meeting and the communist regime in Czechoslovakia as a whole.

This staged documentary photographs are shot in architectonical interesting interiors of the building, which definitely have artistic and cultural values. With these photos, I want to contribute to the discussion about our communist history and the traces it left in our public space and society.