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Artist's Talk and Research Salon Kate Rich

Kate Rich

9 and 10 May 2007


Screen grab from www.feraltrade.org       Photo courtesy Kate Rich                  Photo from Cube Cola site

On May 9th and 10th 2007 iRes hosted a series of events with Australian born artist and trader Kate Rich.
On May 9th at the Artist Talk, Kate presented her Feral Trade project -
a public experiment trading goods over social networks.
On May 10th at he Research Salon, she discussed the social protocols of hospitality.

In the 1990s Kate moved to California to work as radio engineer 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 broadly in academic, scientific and museum contexts.

Restless at the turn of the century, she headed further east to take up the post of Bar Manager at the Cube Microplex, Bristol UK; where she launched Feral Trade, a public experiment trading goods over social networks. She is currently moving deeper into the infrastructure of cultural economy, developing protocols to define and manage amenities of hospitality, mobility, catering, sports and survival in the cultural realm.