Posts tagged ‘Julijonas Urbonas’

April 6, 2011

With Elegance and Euphoria

This is a 1:500 model of a roller coaster by Julijonas Urbonas.

It is not your average roller coaster. The name of the model is Euthanasia Coaster. It is “engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being.”

“Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death.” Cause of death is cerebral hypoxia, a lack of oxygen supply to the brain.

For a detailed description of the ‘experience’ of riding this coaster, which Urbonas calls the celebration of “the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life…”, you can visit Urbonas‘ site.

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