Public Assembly is a collaborative partnership between Lynda Roberts and Ceri Hann, a practice that explores the creative potential of play in pubic space.
The project Sand Reiki, was developed by Public Assembly in partnership with the UCI Bicycling Championships and The City of Geelong. The opportunity to present a work that would compliment an International event based in Geelong led to the development of a kit of tools for public sand raking. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of raking patterns in Zen gardens Lynda and Ceri sourced items from the local tip shop and constructed rakes for the public to use the foreshore as a giant canvas. In essence the work might be considered a paradoxical statement about having to break patterns to make patterns when attempting to walk lightly on the earth.
Researchers: Ceri Hann and Lynda Roberts.