also known as: TECHNOVIKING
by Matthias Fritsch
Video, 2000, color, sound, 4 min
What is the video of TECHNOVIKING?
It is a short video produced by Matthias Fritsch in 2000 at the Fuckparade in Berlin. In 2007 the video was discovered by the You-Tube community and posted by users in various other platforms. After being linked and discussed in different web sites and internet forums it got uploaded on break.com, a big american mediaportal "for guys" were the video had it's peak on September 28th with more than a million viewers in one day.
In the following 6 months more than 10 Million people watched the Video under the new name of "Techno Viking" and more then 700 remix versions and responses of the video were published. There are many videos where people stage the video and reanact it in their homes, clubs or on the streets.
Still a legal rights problem needs to be solved for the videos. The videos protagonist announced to settle this on court Unfortunately it was not possible to find a compromise outside court.
content of the video
Real or set up? The camera as a voyeur in an extraordinary situation and level of intimacy.
Echt oder gestellt? Die Kamera als Voyeur in einer ungewöhnlichen Situation und Nähe.
Bizar fragment van de Berljinse 'Fuck Parade', een antwoord op de Love Parade; niet op maar achter de deelnemende wagens.
Un segment bizarre de la Fuck Parade berlinoise.
THE TECHNOVIKING ARCHIVE
Matthias Fritsch researched the internet history of the video until it became popular. The results are presented in lectures were he also shows the most interesting video responses. From his experiences on the TechnoViking Phenomenon Fritsch developed his following Work Music from the Masses.
Exhibition View of Technoviking-Archive, Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2009
Basic Concept by Matthias Fritsch und Annabel Lange, Design & Installation by Oliver Boeg / Team Wahlheimat