KATE RICH kate at irational.org Kate Rich is an Australian-born artist & trader. In the 1990s she co-founded 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. In 2003 she launched Feral Trade, a grocery business and underground freight network forging new 'wild' trade routes across hybrid territories of business, art and social interaction. She is currently moving deeper into critical infrastructures, developing protocols to define and manage hospitality, economics, sports and survival outside current failing systems. Projects Exhibitions, commissions, screenings, prize Teaching, presentations and panels Collaborative associations and Residencies Sporting Achievements Video, audio and writing Projects History Projects Current 2011-present CREATIVE ACCOUNTING intensive study of economics and the money systems with the view to deploying alternatives as an artform, UK. 2011-present CUBE CINEMA FREEHOLD http://cubecinema.com/freehold buying the Cube Cinema, Bristol UK 1992-present BUREAU OF INVERSE TECHNOLOGY (B.I.T) http://bureauit.org reporter, radioengineer. International 2003-present FERAL TRADE http://feraltrade.org trading goods over social networks, International 2003-present SPORT-ART UK/International 2004-present CUBE COLA http://cube-cola.org self-determined softdrinks, UK 2005-present HOUSES OF BENEFIT http://feraltrade.org/houses/about_houses.html a set of treaties for hospitality, conviviality and survival in the cultural realm. UK 2001-present CUBE MICROPLEX http://cubecinema.com bar manager / driver / server administrator / accounts / finance / amd hire manager at artist-run cinema Bristol UK Exhibitions / Commissions / Screenings / Prize 2014 Creative Accounting at Access Space, Sheffield UK 2014 Reality Check Udine, Italy 2014 Feral Trade Café in Kunstallmend at Dampfzentrale, Bern Biennial, Switzerland 2014 Feral Trade Café Eastside Projects Birmingham UK 2013 Media-archaeology of the Irational.org server disk, Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany 2013 Trade Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK 2013 Cube-Cola Trading Post> at Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton UK 2013 Here Come the Drones, Furtherfield Gallery, London UK 2013 Exchange Café MoMA, New York USA 2012 World Portable Gallery Convention ups sticks and moves for 1 night only to WWTWO Gallery, Montreal Canada 2012 Feral Trade Café World Portable Gallery Convention, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax Canada 2012 Cube Cola Assembly Line in Hack the City, Science Gallery Dublin, IR 2012 To be is to be perceived Lux Artists' Moving Image online exhibition, London UK 2012 From the Wonderful World to the Raft of Medusa, STUK Leuven Belgium 2012 Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in Technological Times, Transmediale, Berlin Germany 2011 Hauntings, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz Austria 2011 Feral Trade Café at FORAGE, Boiling Wells, Bristol UK 2011 Feral Trade Café at Collective Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland 2011 Beyond Surveillance, Brighton, Bracknell, Portsmouth, Hastings UK 2010 Biodivercity, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA 2010 Mortality, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne Australia 2010 Bureau of Inverse Technology, Connected Environments, Neuberger Musuem, New York USA 2010 Wealth of Nations, Spike Island, Bristol UK 2010-11 Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Tate Modern, San Francisco MoMA and Walker Art Centre, UK/USA 2010 Feral Trade Café at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 2010 Feral Trade Café While Stocks Last at AV Festival, Newcastle UK 2010 Feral coffee stand at Free Culture Incubator, Transmediale, Berlin DE 2010 Suspended Spaces, Amiens France 2009 Agency for Small Claims bulletin board display, Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio USA 2009 Feral Trade Café & Product Retrospective at HTTP Gallery, London UK 2009 Wealth of Nations, Novi Sad Serbia 2009 Sustainable Art awards,Bash Creations, London UK 2009 Bureau of Inverse Technology Antiterror Line NL in Green Revolution, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlm NL 2009 Net Art Relay, Enter Action - Digital Art Now, ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark 2009 Nomadic Picnic prepared and served at Burning Ice festival, Kaaitheater, Brussels Belgium 2008 Feral Hamper Hamper (mulitple of 20), Raffle and Tea Service at Open Kitchens FoAM Brussels, Belgium 2008 Trade research commissioned by General Public Agency for Whitechapel Gallery's The Street project, London UK 2008 Room Selfservice group catering, room 2216 at the Banff Centre, Canada 2008 Feral Trade Research commissioned by foam, Brussels, Belgium 2007 Grand prize netarts.org 2007 Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo Japan 2007 Port City Uphone, Port City Exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol UK 2007 Offload, Systems for Survival, Spike Island, Bristol UK 2007 Cube-Cola All Spirits Night Party, Cube Microplex, Bristol UK 2007 Coffee stall at Surasi Kusolwong's 1 Pound Open-Air Market, the Exchange, Penzance UK 2007 Slow, Plymouth Arts Centre, UK 2006 Feral Trade Southwest, Bristol, Exeter, Redruth, Newlyn and St Ives, UK 2006 Art & Activism, Mejan Labs, Stockhom Sweden 2006 Body Shop Hermeneutics, Cabaret Voltaire Zurich Switzerland 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York USA 2006 VIPER International Festival, Basel Switzerland 2005 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, FR 2005 Cine y casi cine 2005, Museum Reina Sofia Madrid, Spain 2005 Independent Heroines Film Festival (Touring) Cornerhouse Manchester, UK 2005 Feral Trade Database, Lo-fi Commission, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh UK 2005 Politiqu-Fiction, Centre Pompidou, Paris FR 2005 Feral Trade Sweets from Iran, UK-Iran 2005 RISK Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow UK 2005 Crossing Time Live Art festival, Dartington UK 2005 IFFR International Film Festival, Rotterdam NL 2004 ISEA 2004, Tallinn Estonia 2004 Richair2030 tour Futursonic & Machinista UK 2004 Annexia, Toulouse FR 2003 MAF, Tbilisi Georgia 2003 DMZ, Limehouse London 2003 Conquest of Ubiquity Murcia Spain 2003 Territories, Kunstwerke, Berlin DE 2003 REpublic Art, London UK 2002 Art & Economy, Dichtorhallen Hamburg DE 2002 Artspace, Sydney Australia 2002 New York Digital Salon Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, New York US 2001 MEDIENKUNSTPREIS http://medienkunstpreis.de for video, Karlsruhe DE 2001 Adrift at Stubnitz, Rotterdam Harbour NL 2001 WRO 01 Media biennale, Wroclaw Poland 2001 De Balie, Amsterdam NL 2001 Please Disturb, Great Eastern Hotel, London UK 2001 Telematics, San Francisco/Pasadena/Austin US 2001 Cube Cinema, Bristol UK 2001 Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle US 2000 Look and Feel, BroFriedrich Berlin DE 2000 PUSAN International Contemporary Art Festival, South Korea 2000 Cinematexas, Austin US 2000 OVNI Festival, Centre de Cultura Comtempornia de Barcelona 2000 World Wide Vide Festival, Amsterdam NL 2000 Big M, Inflatable video dome, London & north-east UK 2000 International Film and Video Festival, Rotterdam NL 2000 Almanac, Cable TV Amsterdam NL 2000 Image Forum Festival, Tokyo/ Kyoto / Yokohama Japan 1999 1.Triennial of Photography, Hamburg DE 1999 Guggenheim Downtown, New York US 1999 Lux Gallery, London UK 1999 N5M3, Amsterdam NL 1998 ISEA98, Manchester & Liverpool UK 1998 Dept. of Architecture Columbia University US 1998 DEAF Festival Rotterdam NL 1998 Dromology", New Langton Arts San Francisco US 1998 Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen DE 1998 Centre Pour l'image Contemporaine, Geneva Switzerland 1998 Edge Festival Los Angeles US 1997 Documenta X Kassel DE 1997 Interval Research Palo Alto US 1997 Museum Moderne Kunst Frankfurt DE 1997 Whitney Biennial New York US 1997 Electromediascope Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City US 1997 Video Positive UK 1997 New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, New York US 1997 Tech '90s, New York MoMA US 1997 Blasthaus Gallery San Francisco US 1996 Ansell Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco US 1996 Other Cinema San Francisco US 1993 "Eat Carpet", SBS Television AU 1993 National Gallery of Victoria AU 1993 Hub Art Gallery Melbourne AU 1992 Exist Melbourne AU 1992 Tidal Zone Event Melbourne AU Teaching, presentations & panels 2014 Lean Times Penryn, UK 2014 Brighton Mini Makers Faire, Brighton UK 2014 Cube-Cola summer drinks workshops for Company: Movements, Drinks, Deals, London UK 2013 Camp Zero One, Polruan, UK 2013 Cube-Cola Assembly at Vooruit, Ghent Belgium 2013 In the Making of Things Hospitalfield House, Arbroath UK 2012 Feral Trade Mexico at Microcosm, Cube Cinema Bristol 2012 Cube-Cola lab at Hackmitin, Puebla Mexico 2012 Cube-Cola at Brighton Mini Makers Faire 2012, Brighton UK 2102 Creating Continuity in the Fragmented, Open House, Brussels Belgium 2012 Value, Measurement and Sustainability, Common Practice working symposium, London UK 2012 System Error: in times of crisis, artists take a stand Springcamp, timelab, Ghent Belgium 2012 Contemporary Art Society Annual Conference, Shifting Institutional Models in These Times of Uncertain Economies, Colchester UK 2012 Feral Trade at reSource programme, Transmediale, Berlin Germany 2011 Cube-Cola at Piksel Festival, Bergen Norway 2011 Aldgate Project guided walk for Publica and London Metropolitan University, London UK 2011 Feral Trade at Retail 21C phase III, Mildred's Lane Pennsylvania USA 2011 Bureau of Inverse Technology at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta USA 2011 FARMACY, Environmental Health Clinic, New York University, New York USA 2011 School of Art and Media, Plymouth University, Plymouth UK 2010 Geographies of Material Culture, University of Exeter, Exeter UK 2010 Art School Alternatives Corridor 8 Symposium, John Moores University, Liverpool UK 2010 How I Became a Grocer, talk and dinner, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK 2010 Dematerial Art and Commerce, Arnolfini Bristol UK 2010 Tracing Mobility Symposium, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham UK 2010 Planetary Breakdown, Baltic, Gateshead UK 2010 The Price and Value of Cultural Work, Transmediale, Berlin DE 2010 Feral Trade Cafe, AV Festival, Newcastle UK 2009 Feral Trade Pre-Xmas Shopping Run C Words: Carbon, Climate, Capital, Culture Arnolfini, Bristol UK 2009 Retail 21C summer workshop, Mildred's Lane Pennsylvania USA 2009 Feral Trade Tea at Dalston Mill as part of Radical Nature, Barbican, London UK 2009 RANE Research in Art Nature & Environment, University College Falmouth, Cornwall UK 2009 Studio for Urban Projects, San Francsico USA 2009 California College of the Arts, San Francisco USA 2009 Feral Trade at Western Front, Vancouver, Canada 2009 Recipes for Disaster, Banff Centre, Canada 2007-9 Peer advisor on Liminal Screen co-production residency, Banff New Media Institute, Banff Centre, Canada 2009 Efficient See! Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles USA 2008 Recipes for Disaster Dinner presentation at Open Kitchens FoAM Brussels, Belgium 2008 free Linux workshop at Gasworks, London UK 2008 Feral Trade coffee and cake stall at Sea Scout hut for Venn Festival Bristol, UK 2008 Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2007 The Exchange, Penzance UK 2007 Art Movement, a Port City Seminar, Severn Beach railway, Bristol to Severn Beach UK 2007 Cube Tour, a Port City Seminar, Cube Microplex, Bristol UK 2007 Port City Symposium, Arnolfini, Bristol UK 2007 Things to Come panel, Offload Festival, Spike Island, Bristol UK 2007 Disrupting Narratives symposium, Tate Modern, London UK 2007 Life in the UK performance at Shamabla Festival, UK 2007 Cube-Cola In Society, mini-presentation, Isis Arts, Newcastle UK 2007 Cube Cola Demo, The 78 bar, Irational.org activity weekend, Glasgow UK 2007 Sport Art Seminar, Irational.org - Tools, Techniques and Events 1996-2006, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow UK 2007 Cube Cola theory and practice Bristol Dorkbot, Cube Microplex, Bristol UK 2007 Life in the UK, Spike Island Open Studios, Bristol UK 2007 iRES research salon, Falmouth College, Falmouth UK 2007 Feral Trade sales pitch, Arts Council Southwest staff meeting, Exeter UK 2007 Alternative Tranportation, NYU, New York USA 2007 Conversation on International Trade at Lui Velazquez, Tijuana Mexico 2006 No Way Back, RSA Art and Ecology at London School of Economics, London UK 2006 Cola lab at None of the Above, Recyclart Brussels, Belgium 2006 Ecole superieure des Beaux-Arts de Geneve, Geneva Switzerland 2006 Cube-Cola service at Radical Cola Challenge, Project Placement, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva Switzerland 2006 To Copy or Not to Copy CPH:DOX, Copenhagen Denmark 2006 Cube-Cola service at Constant Printing Party, Brussels, Belgium 2006 Feral Trade coffee service at Public Smog breakfast, Peer Gallery London UK 2006 Feral Trade vital provisions at Peak Oil Olympics, Bristol Avon Gorge, UK 2006 Cube-Cola service at Class of the New booklaunch, Mute Magazine London UK 2006 Feral Trade Sweets from Iran at MAP Media Art Projects, Brussels, Belgium 2006 Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. 2006 Feral Trade fortnight at Access Space, Sheffield UK 2006 Cube-Cola workshop at USERLAND/Openmute tour, Cube Cinema Bristol UK 2006 Designing Life, AV06 Festival Symposium, Teesside University UK 2006 Fiesta of Tough Choices, IASPIS Sweden 2005 Oracle Seminar, Brussels BE 2005 Blackout, Ashton Court Festival, Bristol UK 2005 Palais de Tokyo, Paris FR 2005 Plug58, Venn Festival Bristol UK 2005 Feral Trade Talks: kuda.org Novi Sad, Serbia; kf Arad Romania; Redhouse Sofia Bulgaria 2005 Schoener war es wenn es schoener war, Schau Schauspielhaus Frankfurt DE 2004 Autonomous Trajectories, RIXC Riga Latvia 2004 Victoria University, Melbourne AU 2004 Challenging Relationships Spike Island Bristol UK 2004 C-level, Los Angeles US 2004 ISEA 2004, Tallinn Estonia 2004 Digital Art Lab, Holon Israel 2004 Conspiracy, Buitenland, Schiphol NL 2004 Impakt, Utrecht NL 2003 Software art jury member, Transmediale festival, Berlin Germany 2004 Piet Zwart Institute Media Design, Rotterdam NL 2003 Maf media art farm, CCCD, Tbilisi GE 2003 Borderphonics, Paris FR 2003 N5M Tactical Tool Builders Fair, Amsterdam NL 2003 Tour de Fence, Berlin 2003 Volksbuhne Berlin DE 2002-3 Politics of Information, Dartington College of Arts, Devon UK 2003 Infrastructures of Digital Design Cnference, University of San Diego, US 2003 Digital Art in Public Space, Stanford University, Palo Alto US 2002 d-i-n-a, Campobasso Italy 2002 Surveillance & Control, Tate Modern, London UK 2002 Appalachian College, Boone US 2002 University of North Carolina Charlotte, US 2002 Hybrid Discourses, Plymouth University, UK 2002 Index Gallery, Stockholm Sweden 2002 Tryon Center, Charlotte US 2001 Nomads & Residents, Los Angeles US 2001 UCLA, Los Angeles US 2000 Parallax View, Austin US 2000 Liquid Hacking, Nurnberg DE 2000 Net Congestion, Amsterdam NL 2000 Transit Zero, Lepieja Latvia 2000 Critical Images, Lux Gallery, London UK 2000 De Geuzen: Situating Technologies, Amsterdam NL 2000 Lux Gallery, London UK 2000 Photography and Visual Arts Dept, University of Northumbria, Newcastle UK 2000 Sunderland University Fine Art Dept, Sunderland UK 2000 Duncan of Jordanston School of Art, Dundee UK 1999 Next 5 Minute 3, Amsterdam NL 1998 ISEA98, Manchester UK 1998 University of California , San Diego US 1998 Polar Circuit II, Tornio Finland 1997 Hybrid Workspace, Documenta X, Kassel DE 1997 film+arc Graz, Austria 1997 Taos Talking Picture Festival, New Mexico US 1996 Blasthaus Gallery, San Francisco US 1995 ISEA 95, Montreal Canada 1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne AU Collaborative associations and Residencies 2013 Camp Zero One, Polruan, UK 2013 Cube Cinema Freehold http://cubecinema.com/freehold buying the Cube Cinema, a 1000 person collaboration Bristol UK 2012 Research residency with Euroaxaca Oaxaca Mexico 2010 Haiti Kids Kino Project, Cube Cinema, Bristol UK 2009 Tea & Coffee service at Reading the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change / A Collaborative Public Reading at Futuresonic, Manchester UK 2008 Research residency on Sustained Sustenance at HTTP London, UK 2008 Triangle residency at Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2007 Open Sauces, Brussels Belgium 2007 Cube-Cola In Society miniresidency, Isis Arts, Newcastle UK 2007 Spike Associates Space, Spike Island, Bristol UK 2007 Lui Velazquez, Tijuana Mexico 2006 International Symposium on Sport Art, Cala D'Or, Majorca 2005 Risk Academy, Glasgow UK 2005 ITTACA Seminars, Lampedusa, Istanbul, Helsinki 2004 Unionising Workshop, Flaxmanlodge, London UK 2004 Research Fellowship, Piet Zwart Institute Media Design, Rotterdam NL 2003 Cube R&D, Bristol UK 2003 Collective Manouvers, Bristol UK 2003 Crashcourse / Meinebank, Berlin DE 2003 Self-Organising Culture at Redundant Technology Initiative, Sheffield UK 2003 Locative Medialab, Karosta Latvia 2003 DASH, Weimar Germany 2003 Sounds Tactical / Pool Project, Berlin Germany 2002 Hub Project, Florence Italy 2002 Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte US 2001-3 Cube Cinema, Bristol UK 2000 Liquid Hacking, Nurnberg DE 1999-00 Arc Centre, Stockton-on-Tees UK 1998 Revolting, Manchester UK 1998 Radio Aura, Online 1998 Polar Circuit II, Tornio, Finland 1997 Hybrid Workspace ,Documenta X, Kassel Germany 1995-6 Artists Television Access, San Francisco US Sporting Achievements 2008 Canoe solo, 8 hour 1 lap Bristol City Harbour to Avonmouth and back Video Productions 2006 Heath Bunting: Memorial Stone, edited 38 minute documentary 2005 LAX 15 minute video documentary 2001 BIT/Control Space, co-production with Southwest German Television 2001 BANGBANG, networked camera documentary 1999 BIT Plane, 15 minute video documentary 1996 Suicide Box, 13 minute video documentary Audio Productions 2004 FYI a CD and audio database for bureau of inverse technology 2004 Richair 2030 2002 Fallout http://www.fallout.org.uk audio byproduct of Mute Magazine Selected writing 2004 GEORGIAN REVOLUTION (REVIEW) Mute Magazine 2002 FLASH! SAVIOUR OF THE UNIVERSE! Mute Magazine issue 25 2002 CHALK WAR Mute Magazine issue 25: Street testing War Chalking 2001 CUBE MICROPLEX FAQ http://cubecinema.com/faq Cube Microplex Frequently Asked Questions 1999 MOON TV Mute Magazine issue 14 Sound & Radio employment 1999 RECORDED BOOKS, New York US 1999 CYBERGRRLS, New York US 1996-01 ANTENNA AUDIO, San Francisco / New York / London 1995-8 ZOOMEDIA San Francisco US 1995-8 ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS San Francisco US 1997 STERNBERG & LAWRENCE San Francisco US 1996 EXPLORATORIUM, San Francisco US 1996 BLENDER MAGAZINE, New York US 1990-4 3RRR FM, Melbourne AU 1989-90 JJJ FM, Melbourne AU Projects History 2002-3 STUDIO32C http://32c.irational.org collaborative studio space for residency & network activity, Bristol UK 2002-3 ANTITERROR LINE http://bureauit.org/antiterror UK/US/LV 2002-3 TOUR DE FENCE http://irational.org/fence social climbing UK/USA/DE 2002 BIT RADIO http://bureauit.org/radio event-triggered radio transmitter, UK/US/AU/NL/Sweden 2001-2004 SUPERMODEM DJ unit, UK 2001-2004 HOSTEXE webcast audio & culinary project unit, UK 2001 TOWERBLOCK TV public wiring experiment London UK 1999-2001 FALLOUT audio byproduct of Mute Magazine UK 2000 LIVESTOCK webcast Stockton-on-Tees UK 2000-2001 SMALL RADIUS CINEMA screening programme Middlesbrough UK 2000 KAROSTA FM radio station, Karosta Latvia.