Ceri Hann opens the exhibition by “working” from the exhibition space to stamp washers with a cyclical motto “of work of art” that can be read in multiple ways.
Ceri is a multidisciplinary arts practitioner who develops participatory art forms intended to enhance the conditions for collective idea generation. This approach to practice often avoids categorisation, as the outcomes are intentionally defused in the wonder/wander of everyday life.
The gifting of metaphorical objects to instigate philosophical discourse stems from Ceri’s recently completed PhD research at RMIT, The Making of a Knowledge Casino (2016). Knowledge Casino (2016) The creation of low tech props for treating the urban condition as a 3D movie set were used to enable mutually inspired activities for people that may not consider themselves artists, but may become script writers of their own way to play. A link to his presentation can be found here: https://vimeo.com/200086947
Over the past ten years Ceri has been a sessional tutor and guest lecturer in the School of Art and School of Architecture and Design at RMIT and has an ongoing engagement within the Art in Public Space and MFA post-graduate programs. Ceri has presented work at Melbourne Comedy Festival (2017), Liquid Architecture (2015), RMIT Project Space (2014) and run workshops at West Space, Blindside Sound Series and Testing Grounds.