The process of selling and buying the work is also subject to the same principles. KIM1995 only sells her works to collectors who are not going to produce any CO2 while bringing them back home. And, of course, payment is in bitcoin. Besides, it is important for her that there is a cultural connection between the collector and the work, so if someone is interested in buying her work, KIM1995 activates the realisation of a locally produced piece. This implies that the collector also activates their network and helps with the production. After all, when you don’t move, you pay more attention to your environment and think about how to respect it.
We are referring to KIM1995 as a woman, but we actually don't know if the pseudonym refers to a woman or a man, to someone black or white, gay or straight… KIM1995 does not want such categories to interfere with the perception of her work. Even her gallerist Luca Castiglioni has only had email exchanges with KIM1995 – the gallery’s website just gives the biographical details that the artist and designer lives and works in St Nevis and Kitts, and was born there in 1995. “I discovered her work on Instagram,” says Castiglioni. “I only know her nickname, but it is actually not important if it is her real name or not, because it becomes real the moment the object is realised.” It’s an approach that won’t necessarily save the world, but it gives us something to think about, more than we might otherwise and that cannot be a bad thing.