KISS小组

KISS-昆明情境主义小组的简称,一个由荷兰艺术家薇拉·纽文霍夫(Vera van de Nieuwenhof)、英国文化研究者肖恩·达菲(Sean Duffy)和中国策展人罗菲在2018年发起的昆明城市“漂移”步行小组,成员不固定。该小组主要研究和实践情境主义有关城市空间的相关理念,通过城市步行(漂移dérive)、艺术节、读书会等形式连接不同人群,探索当代社会空间中可能存在的自主性和肌理感,关注资本主义扩张现象。

KISS步行第一回,途径呈贡老城区三台山附近,2018

KISS小组主要活动:

【步行】KISS步行第三回,2020年10月23日从昆明宏仁村步行到滇池东岸,探寻废墟中的“一颗印”建筑及其主人,探寻城市扩张过程中形成的空间肌理与尺度。

【步行】KISS步行第二回,2019年7月28日绕昆明古城墙遗迹展开“声音漫步”实地录音活动。

【微艺术节】2019年6月3日晚,KISS小组在麦田书店举办了包括艺术家演讲、短片放映和实验声音表演等形式的首届情境主义微艺术节。

【步行】KISS步行第一回,2018年12月9日小组成员每人携带一张小凳从昆明新城呈贡大学城南站地铁站步行至老城区象征昆明心脏的翠湖公园。

目前为止参与过KISS步行和微艺术节的包括:Vera Regina van de Nieuwenhof(荷)、罗菲、程新皓、薛滔、黎之阳、刘辉、加加(美国)、韦力尔、唐诗超、徐清健、郭妍彦、Tina徐、Hay、Sean Duffy(英国), Robert Steinberger(瑞士)、Kevin Stadler (奥地利)、Ignat Kormiltsev(俄)、谢飞(美)、Liz Grace(美)。

KISS步行第三回,从宏仁村到滇池畔,2020

KISS is the Kunming International Situationists Society, a Kunming dérive (city walk) arts and discussion collective initiated in 2018 by Dutch artist Vera Regina van de Nieuwenhof, British cultural researcher Sean Duffy and Chinese curator Luo Fei.
KISS studies and practices Situationist concepts concerning urban space, connecting different people through urban walks (dérive), arts festivals, book clubs and so on. The group aims to explore the autonomy and texture that may exist in the urban spaces of our contemporary society, paying attention to phenomena of capitalist expansion.

KISS EVENTS to date:

The first Situationist micro-fest was held on June 3 2019 at Wheat Field Bookstore, with artist talks, a film screening and an experimental audio performance.

On July 28, 2019 a “sound walk” was held, following the traces of the ancient city walls of Kunming.

The first KISS WALK was on December 9 2018, when they walked the 42 kilometres from ‘new Kunming’ (Chenggong University South Subway Station) to ‘old Kunming’ (Green Lake Park).

Artists and their friends who participated in previous walks and microfest: Vera Regina van de Nieuwenhof (NL), Luo Fei (CN), Cheng Xinhao (CN), Xue Tao (CN), Jia Jia (US), Li Zhiyang (CN), Liu Hui (CN), Wei Lier(CN), Sean Duffy (UK), Robert Steinberger (CH), Kevin Stadler (AT), Tang Shichao(CN), Xu Qingjian(CN), Tina Xu(CN), Hay(CN), Ignat Kormiltsev (RUS), Jeff Crosby(US), Liz Grace(US).