Throughout the history of mankind centrally controlled entities and authorities have empowered the few while neglecting the best interests of the people.
Traditional government, megacorporations and the current banking system are rife with corruption and dysfunction and are repeatedly caught filling their own pockets and putting profits ahead of the well being of their end users.
Through this body of work, Mr.Krypto tackles important issues relating to centralisation, the legacy financial system and banking, privacy, censorship, globalisation, mass consumption and nutrition.
For his debut launch, on March 20th, the artist will auction "The Fiat Experiment", the first of 4 pieces in his ongoing project "The Legacy System" on www.knownorigin.io / @knownorigin
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- All works set in virtual 50.8cm x 50.8cm resin cubes -
1. The Fiat Experiment
2. The American Dream
4. The Legacy System
THE FIAT EXPERIMENT
No one says it better than Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin:
"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve."
Bitcoin has become the most promising alternative to the fiat system and by contrast, has a fixed supply of 21 million coins that can ever be created. This limited supply allows citizens to protect their wealth and hedge against the corrupt and irresponsible actions of their governments.
This famous Zimbabwean 100 Trillion Dollar bill ($1,000,000,000,000) is a reminder of why we need to separate money and state.
THE AMERICAN DREAM
The iconic Big Mac Meal set in a virtual 50.8cm x 50.8cm resin cube represents fast food and our media driven consumer culture.
This piece questions the responsibility of comsumerist society and large multinationals and the lack of willingness to take action.
The classic meal has been frozen in time for future generations that may want to question the consumption of calorific immediately satiating food.
Coca-Colonization refers to the globalization of American culture (also referred to as Americanization) pushed through popular American products such as soft drink maker Coca-Cola.
In World War II and the Cold War, many outside of the United States associated Coca-Cola with American culture. In Europe, Coca-Cola was not just a carbonated refreshment, but bottled America. By the end of the Cold War, American ideals were spread across the world by Coke and in certain cases, to combat Communism.
Coca-Colonization as a historical concept gained visibility in the European Americanization debate with the 1994 publication of Reinhold Wagnleitner's book Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria After the Second World War. Wagnleitner used Coca-Colonization to embody the premise of his book: America attempted cultural imperialism by expanding American ideals through the spread of consumer goods such as Coca-Cola and Levi jeans, as well as through the promotion of democracy in Europe.
THE LEGACY SYSTEM
The current system is out of date and out of touch with the people.
The future is decentralised and as the world goes through this paradigm shift, even the largest institutions that exist today, will need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant.