Thursday 27th October
Kate Rich is an Australian-born artist and trader. In the 1990s she moved to California to work with the Bureau of Inverse Technology (BIT), an international agency producing an array of critical information products including economic and ecologic indices, event-triggered webcam networks, and animal operated emergency broadcast devices. The Bureau’s work has been exhibited in academic, scientific and museum contexts. At the turn of the century she headed further east to Bristol UK where she launched Feral Trade, a public experiment trading goods over social networks. Feral Trade forges new ‘wild’ trade routes across hybrid territories of business, art and social interaction.
She is currently moving deeper into the infrastructure of cultural economy, developing protocols to define and manage amenities of hospitality, catering, sports and survival in the cultural realm. She will explore three trade routes operating in Aldgate, from the local market to the financial district.