Flying carpets and hair dryers in church — what’s not to like?

“How Long is Now?” – Bizarre Advent Art Installation at Swiss Novus Ordo Parish

The Novus Ordo church of Dreikönigen (“Church of the Three Kings”) in Zürich, Switzerland, is currently hosting a “kinetic installation” under the title How long is now?, and it looks accordingly.

While you’re pondering this profound question that has puzzled humanity for millennia, we will introduce you to some of the details of this incredibly edifying Advent project currently gracing the inside of Dreikönigen church. Proceed at your own risk.

First, a video released by the Katholisches Medienzentrum (“Catholic media center”), an official media portal of the Novus Ordo Sect’s Swiss branch, introducing the exhibition:

The large cloths are held in the air by strings or cords fastened to columns, but the fun doesn’t end there. This is a kinetic installation, after all, and that means it contains movement.

This is where hair dryers come in. It is their job to blow sufficient air to get the cloths fluttering. Voilà! There is your kinetic effect:

Notice the hair dryers in action on the left and the right near the columns

It is hard to imagine, but this entire freak show is actually free. No admittance is charged. It began today, Dec. 3, and continues until Dec. 5.

Such an important Advent project obviously needs its own web site, where a livestream of the official kickoff was broadcast. It’s a good thing the livestream is still available as a recording for your viewing pleasure. It means you too can witness the flying carpets and their assistant hair dryers in action! Go right ahead:

But wait a minute… hair dryers? Aren’t they bad for the enviroment — if for no other reason than that they use electricity? Are they Laudato Si-approved? This is a legitimate question, for the Vatican has just released an Advent prayer campaign for the realization of the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ anniversary year.

The name of the entity responsible for the installation is weit& (English: far& — whatever that is supposed to mean), which defines itself as a “project in cooperation with the Zurich College of the Arts, which transforms church interiors into a place of spiritual experience” (source; our translation).

In case you’re wondering what this has to do with Advent, not to worry: The promotional material of this installation states that the students who created it were “setting out in search of the footsteps of anticipation”. (You may want to read that sentence again.) One may doubt that they found them. The only thing a sane mind would excitedly anticipate here is the moment when the stuff will be torn down again.

According to a promotional flyer, Meinrad Furrer (who is shown in the video) will preach about the installation during the “Masses” of Dec. 5 and 6. Furrer is one of those “Catholic theologians” who publicly support the lifestyles of sexual perverts, by the way.

Art installations appear to be a popular way for Novus Ordo churches in Europe to seek to demonstrate to the world just how relevant they are. We only need to recall the blasphemous “Jesus Clock” that a Francis-appointed Novus Ordo bishop happily introduced in Austria, or the ghoulish “Embodied Souls” exhibition for Advent at a church in Italy. What it actually demonstrates, of course, is how utterly irrelevant the Vatican II Church is, else it wouldn’t need to curry favor so pathetically with the apostate contemporary world. To have weit& put up this ridiculous garbage inside a church is obviously an implicit admission on the part of the Novus Ordo authorities that Dreikönigen is not a place of spiritual experience — and when you look at the thing, it’s easy to see why.

Ladies and gentlemen, this idiotic “art” installation is one further sign of the sickness of soul that afflicts contemporary man. When the annals of this insane period of church history are written, future generations will be in disbelief over the fact that when people were looking for a “spiritual experience”, they turned to floating cloths and blow-dryers, all the while asking how long now is, in the hopes of finding the footsteps of anticipation.

What is wrong with these people?!

In any case, we would recommend to them that they ask themselves a different question during the holy season of Advent, namely: How long is eternity?

Pondering that could actually yield some significant spiritual results.

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