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Screenshot of the Feral Trade website

Feral-Trade coffee arriving at the Cube Microplex, Bristol.

Kate Rich is an Australian-born artist & trader. In the 1990s she 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 for hospitality, mobility, catering, sports and survival in the cultural realm.

At Britto, Kate Rich expanded her ongoing research into infrastructures of trade and food production in the Bangladeshi context. Projects included an investigation of a tea corporation and the sourcing, documenting and shipping of products from indigenous regions of Bangladesh to the UK for Feral Trade.

About Britto Arts Trust
Britto Arts Trust is an artists-led, not-for-profit trust committed towards promoting exchange and dialogue between artistic communities internationally and regionally. Britto runs international and local artistic workshops and events and international residencies.