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Techno Viking

Techno Viking is an internet phenomenon or meme based on a video from the 2000 Fuckparade in Berlin, Germany.

The 4-minute video shot by experimental video artist Matthias Fritsch at the Fuckparade on 8 July 2000 begins with the title “Kneecam No. 1” and shows a bare-chested man wearing a Thor’s hammer pendant. He grabs the arms of another man and starts pointing his finger at him after the man jumps from a truck and stumbles into a blue haired woman accidentally shoving her. He is offered an inverted bottle of water by another man, then proceeds to dance down Rosenthaler Straße \to techno music. Fritsch intended it to raise questions of whether the action was real or staged.