Iraqi American artist Wafaa Bilal is back with a new piece of net art and it’s epic. Here lays Technoviking, a huge blow-up head of the now dead meme. Every time someone tweets the hashtag #TechnoViking, the meme is resurrected a bit as rigged air pumps inflate him at the All Saints Gardens in Manchester for the Festival of New Cinema, Digital Culture and Art.
Meme Junkyard “invites us to reflect on the promises of constant connectivity, on the meaning of ‘going viral,’ of generating almost unlimited levels of attention before fading back into disinterest.”
Bow to the glory.