Artist: Zara Alexandrova
Hear of origin: 2020
Size: 120 x 30 x 45 cm
Description: plastic, metal, jewellery
The dowry refers to the durable goods, cash, and real or movable property that the bride's family gives to the bridegroom, his parents and his relatives as a condition of the marriage. Dowries continue to be expected and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal in some parts of the world. Disputes related to dowry sometimes result in acts of violence against women, including killings. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that are strongly patrilineal and that expect women to reside with or near their husband's family (patrilocality). In a time of a globalisation and looking for equality the old traditions have to be “integrated” in a proper way. The digitalisation gives us an easy solution to find the best way of using a calculating algorithm. The on-line calculator is perfect for determining what you can receive for selling off your daughter (bride price) or son's future (dowry) at their current market value. Should we believe an algorithm like Dowry-and-Bride-Price Calculator to find our happiness in life?