Church of Euthanasia, The Second instalment of the StyX trilogy is now available on YouTube with FR subtitles (English coming soon)
Church of Euthanasia
Church of Euthanasia is a digital performance produced by L'Art Rue, and streamed online on Facebook on Friday, June 25, 2021. The Performance was created during a 5-day residency as part of L'Art Rue’s DPDW program. The performance totaled a number of 40K spectators a week following its initial broadcast.
The post-performance debate was moderated by Amina Ben Doua, journalist and radio host in MosaiqueFm.
Original Idea, script and direction: Moncef Zahrouni
Mise-en-scène: Moncef Zahrouni et Sonia Hedhili
With: Sonia Hedhili, Mahran Hamdi, Farah Arfaoui & Latifa Labidi
Costumes, makeup and accessories: Saif Eddine Ben Slimane
Graphic design: Boshra Jalleli
Original Soundtrack: Myllenium Capella & Bibouddha
Set building supervision: Saif Eddine Ben Slimane
Post-production: Moncef Zahrouni
“The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down the street, pistol in hand, and calling for mass suicide then demonstrating it by shooting the dreams swarming in the head.”
The StyX Trilogy
The Church of Euthanasia is an experimental performance devised by Moncef Zahrouni as the second chapter of the StyX trilogy which addresses the theme of death. TranStyX, being the first installment of the trilogy, addresses near-death experiences and the afterlife. Church of Euthanasia is a dystopia revolving around mass suicide.
What's The Church of Euthanasia?
The Church of Euthanasia (also known as CoE) is a religious organization, founded by Chris Korda and Robert Kimberk (Pastor Kim) in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.
As stated on its website, it is "a non-profit educational foundation devoted to restoring balance between Humans and the remaining species on Earth". Its members affirm that this can only turn into a reality by a massive voluntary population reduction, which will depend on a leap in human consciousness to species-awareness. According to Korda, it is likely that this church is the world's only anti-human religion.