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  TECHNOVIKING ///// 20 YEARS
found footage video clip 2019, 5:20min
 

In the 20th year of the original Technoviking video, this mashup shows excerpts from the most outstanding fan videos related to the Technoviking Meme. Fans recreate aspects of the original clip by staging it in the real world or on game platforms such as World of Warcraft, Minecraft, Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto IV, Fortnite and others, or by converting the Technoviking character into an animated format. The user clips were collected between 2007 and 2019 by Matthias Fritsch as part of his research on user culture on the Internet.

With the emergence of popular video platforms and the resulting evolution of his viral video "Kneecam No.1", Fritsch built up the Technoviking Archive. The archive contains a flood of pictures, e-mails, articles, blogs, forum discussions and a selection of several hundred video responses catalogued in over 50 categories in order to understand the various strategies of recycling on the web. It presents very entertainingly and in a vivid way how lively and bizarre the recycling culture and production methods of the network and its users are.

 

For more information on the original video goto the
TECHNOVIKING ARCHIVE


 

 

technoviking-re-enactments
  Installation at Exhibition in C/O Berlin in Nov 2019
Installionshot in exhibition "No Photos on the Dancefloor" at C/O gallery Berlin, Photo by David von Becker
 


CREDITS


"KNEECAM No.1" by Matthias Fritsch censored
according to verdict 27 O 632/12 by Landgericht Berlin

Video commissioned 2019 by C/O Berlin
User reactions gathered 2007 - 2019

 

RE-ENACTMENTS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Techno Viking de Mairena – Youtube.com/watch?v=t0ZVnmZDvX8
Techno Viking – Facebook.com/platformavilnius/
Technoviking in Mokum – Youtube.com/watch?v=gXsP6K-7DyU
Techno_Fabio – Youtube.com/watch?v=nK47j2yXXYg
Thiel Techno Viking – Vimeo.com/46694790
Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Youtube.com/watch?v=bqval3eXEIk
Junkyard Viking – Youtube.com/watch?v=PMOVq3ozoVI
Techno Viking Cologne – Youtube.com/watch?v=5pTkv7KzDzo
Joko gegen Klaas Season 5 Episode 1 – Prosieben.de

 

GAMING PLATFORM VIDEOS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

AION – Youtube.com/watch?v=SgERNOtKreM
FORTNITE – Youtube.com/watch?v=EegQwoPGg_U
& Youtube.com/watch?v=lRJ9IiKg01MI
GENERICA Vol 2 – Youtube.com/watch?v=mIYE3uSPsqg
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV – Youtube.com/watch?v=H6A9LCh8pVo
MERCENARIES – Youtube.com/watch?v=yiiI4Ri_0XQ
MINECRAFT – Youtube.com/watch?v=0Hd7OH2O-N0
WORLD OF WARCRAFT – Youtube.com/watch?v=lXdPKkSmVb4
& Youtube.com/watch?v=lkNtBRu_Ebaw
SKIRIM – Youtube.com/watch?v=pboePwt8qOw
SMITE – Youtube.com/watch?v=whF1OC2_w-I
WAR OF VIKINGS – Youtube.com/watch?v=BTYRXAP0LF0
WRESTLE MANIA – Youtube.com/watch?v=Rd7PdIRlsjA

 

ANIMATIONS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Rotoscope Dancing, Pointing & Walking
by Andrew Zeller – Vimeo.com/21617795 & 21617713
Party Hard Opener - VIVA – Vimeo.com/132351845
Techno Viking! (parachute) – Vimeo.com/84921149
Slightly Left of Centre – Youtube.com/watch?v=9Jush829Cg4

 

MUSIC

"Navigator" by CAN-D-Music, Low Spirit Recordings, 1999
Remixes 2008 by apacheeX & Benji3O3



This video was edited in 2019 by Matthias Fritsch,
who also shot the original video Kneecam No.1