Memeing the Early Modern: Danse Harlem Shake Macabre #WoodcutWednesday

by senseshaper

While I should have spent the past few days finishing my post on Othello’s “Arabian trees” that drop “medicinable gum,” I, instead, spent the last day or so working on a new late medieval/ early modern meme experiment. The “Harlem Shake” phenomenon’s coolness has dissipated in about the amount of time it takes to watch a Harlem Shake video, but I decided to try my hand at making one anyway.

Taking the Danse Macabre as my inspiration, I present you with this:

What better way to celebrate the death of a meme, than to meme death itself?