found footage video clip 2010, 9:30min
We, Technoviking is the remix of more than 50 re-enacted Internetclips which were collected between 2007 and 2010. The video's soundtrack consists also out of re-enacted music based on the originals soundtrack from the Technoviking clip.
Matthias Fritsch researched the internet history of his video Kneecam No.1 aka Technoviking from it's production until it became a popular internet Meme with more than 30 million clicks on the internet and more than three thousand video responses on Youtube. He created the Technoviking Archive.The archive contains images, emails, blogs, forum discussions and a selection of some hundered videoresponses which are categorized to show the different attempts of the Web 2.0's recycling culture.
After the users appropriated the dramaturgy of the Technoviking – they re-enacted and posted the clip back to the internet. Now the filmmaker is appropriating the re-enacted versions himself and remixes them into a new music-video-like clip. The phenomenon of net-based memes, thus, comes full circle: the re-enactments are in turn valorized as works of art. It presents very entertaining how alive and bizarre the recycling culture in the web 2.0 is and also shows the conditions of production of the creative users.
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All videos and songs used in this film
were originally inspired by the video
Kneecam No.1 aka Technoviking
which was shot in 2000.
Visual footage was taken from the following videos,
published on YouTube between 2007 - 2010:
Adam as Techno Viking
AE Thesis Lab Techno Viking
An Italian Techno Viking's clone
Castalla Techno Viking
David Skermer - Techno Viking
finnish techno viking
Finnish techno viking
HTFU - Permaband
KNEECAM No_1 - the original Technoviking tap3
KNEECAM No_1 - the remix Technoviking tape
MACE som TECHNOVIKING
Miniviking techno dancing
pat barry doing techno viking
Re TECHNO VIKING - THE TECHNOVIKING THEME SONG
Re: TECHNOVIKING! (Captioned)
Techno viking "VENEZUELA REMAKE"
Techno Viking 2010 Remake
techno viking bay 5-1
Techno Viking de Mairena
Techno VIKING de MAKEAS
techno viking kid
Techno Viking Made in Italy
Techno viking parodie
Techno viking parody
Techno Viking Parody
Techno Viking remake (the good one)
techno viking spoof
Techno Viking The Remake
Techno viking versión Ruben
Techno_Fabio - Pony boy takes to the streets!!!
Techno_Viking - High School Edition
Technoviking con esguince de tobillo
Technoviking feat. Jermaine
Technoviking in Baltimore !
Technoviking Remix - Army Styleee
Teckno Viking Parody Kaayne
The Return of the Techno Viking
The Son Of Techno Viking
Timmy The Techno Viking
Music was taken from the remixes of the song
Navigator by Can-D-Music from 1999
as it appeared in the soundtrack
of the video Kneecam No.1:
Viking Song 1 by ApacheeX
Techno Viking (Power Remix) by Benji3O3
Thanks to inter-cool 3.0 (Goethe University)
for the production support!
This video was edited in 2010 by Matthias Fritsch,
who also shot the original video Kneecam No.1