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Zombies, Pasta, and the Future of Political Protest

Tongue-in-cheek religious movements are a fun way to mobilize for a cause, but this Slovenian zombie church is taking it to the next level.

The new face of European politics

A new faith is on the rise in the small, post-Yugoslav nation of Slovenia. With around 10,000 disciples, it’s now the fifth largest denomination in the country with a population of two million. The new religion isn’t Mormonism or spiritualism or some other globally ascendant force, though, it’s the Trans-Universal Zombie Church of the Blissful Ringing, a faith created specifically to protest political corruption. This undead church shares some irreverent characteristics with other recently invented religions, like the now well-known Pastafarianism, but distinguishes itself in its direct, constructive, and community-building focus.

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Slovenian Artist Uses Plastic Bags and Cups for City-wide Art Installation

Made from more than 40,000 plastic bags and 7,500 plastic cups, this monster winds its way through the streets of Ljubljana, Slovenia.


In Solvenia, a man going by the name of The Miha Artnak has assembled more than 40,000 plastic bags and 7,500 plastic cups in a piece of installation work that snakes throughout the city. From the artist:

“It symbolizes the spreading of the consumerism and waste segregation. The monster itself has adjusted to the environment and therefore survived. It is supplanting us from the food chain. It just might succeed and it’s all up to us. It is reproducing with inconceivable speed and knows no mercy. It feeds on individuals’ sloth and irresponsibility.”

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