The “Techno Viking”, for those that don’t already know was one of the very first internet phenomenon’s or meme’s, it is a 4-minute video shot by experimental video artist Matthias Fritsch at the 2000 Fuckparade held back in Berlin, Germany. Originally given the title “Kneecam No. 1” the video shows a large, bare-chested man having some words with another man who carelessly shoved a women as he was walking past her. After some stern looks were exchanged the Techno Viking proceeds to dance down Rosenthaler Straße to techno music. Fritsch uploaded the video to internet back in 2001 in order to raise questions of whether the action was real or staged, in 2006 he uploaded it to YouTube and in 2007 it went viral, seeing 1 million views per day at its peak.
This film has been created by Fritsch himself and tells the tale of how the Techno Viking was born.