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

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 amd hire manager at artist-run cinema Bristol UK
2003 RADIO20PWHITECHAPEL http://uphone.org/radio20pw the sparrow report, Whitechapel UK111
2002-3 STUDIO32C http://32c.irational.org collaborative studio space for residency & network activity, Bristol UK
2002-3 UPHONE http://uphone.org 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.

Exhibitions / Commissions / Screenings / Prize

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

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