In 2008 a viral video appeared on YouTube. It was claimed if the video was watched the viewer would automatically gouge out their eyes and mail them to the YouTube offices. Following this they would commit suicide. Like all things web 2.0 my version of Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv is a new improved and updated version.
Once the viewer watches the video they can select a button that will automically email the YouTube offices an image of gouged out human eyes. In addition the user can enter in their social media profile details to automically delete their social media accounts and thereby commiting internet suicide.
This new improved 2.0 version more effectively facilitates the function of Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv while allowing the viewer to maintain their physical body.
- Year Created: 2014
- Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Apr 1st, 2014
- Original Url: http://www.ianhaig.net/websites/MereanaMordegardGlesgorv2/MereanaMordegardGlesgorv2.html
- ianhaig, primary creator
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Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv is part of the vernacular of the web, a search for the video online reveals all manner of parodies. My own version is indeed a satire, a fiction of a fiction of a fiction (The original version, the internet parody version and my version) but at the same time it is something else. As the virus that is social media reaches into all aspects of culture, my version of Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv allows for internet suicide through social media networks. Web 2.0 and its narrative or improvement and progression is perversely inverted here. Allowing users/viewers to destroy their internet body/social media accounts and retain their real physical body.