Trade talk: Kate Rich
Wednesday 18 January 2014, 6.30–8.30pm
Kate Rich will introduce her Feral Trade project and explain ‘How I became a Grocer’. 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. At the turn of the century she headed east to Bristol UK where she launched Feral Trade, a grocery business and underground freight network. Feral Trade forges new ‘wild’ trade routes across hybrid territories of business, art and social interaction. She is currently moving deeper into the cultural infrastructure, developing protocols to define and manage hospitality, catering, finance, sports and survival in the cultural realm.