The more things change, the more they stay the same. Years before web3, late night infomercial personalities used to shill empty products (and empty promises) to unsuspecting viewers who turned over their hard earned money for useless items that went to zero almost immediately after receiving.
Kernel Panic is a metaphor.
Society can’t be saved from itself. We know we’re giving our hard earned money to snake oil salesmen with every pfp mint, but we can’t help it. Watching history repeat itself in web3 has caused me a fair amount of anxiety aka “the panic”. It’s torture watching the herd mentality as anons move from hyped project to hyped project gambling magic internet money as if it has no value.
Kernel Panic is a wake up call to a generation of gamblers blindly serving as exit liquidity for dark figures in the shadows who are constantly siphoning off large amounts of money from unsuspecting souls.
Kernel Panic is a limited experimental series meant to capture the narrative through a combination of traditional composition and digital elements.
Each piece begins with a gritty painted background representing the dirty underbelly of society. Layered on top of each background is a series of digital noise representing technology in broad strokes with varying degrees of glitch elements.
The art concurrently pushes the viewer across their X-axis and Y-axis with an intention to be dramatic, disorienting and disruptive.
Kernel Panic will consist of:
- Kernel Panic Cyan — 4,000 x 10,000 300dpi
- Kernel Panic Magenta — 4,000 x 10,000 300dpi
- Kernel Panic Yellow — 4,000 x 10,000 300dpi
- Kernel Panic Black — 4,000 x 10,000 300dpi