Diogenes the Cynic
[CON]TEXT Rethinking Language in Art at SDAI
July 25, 2015
San Diego. CA

"Diogenes the Cynic" is a performance by Arzu Ozkal
based on Diogenes—the Ancient Greek philosopher,
who took a large jar as home and lived in public space to
converse with the community and publicly comment on others.

During the performance, the artist invited people
to share with her their everyday realities and
concerns in the form of whispers or text messages.
She replied them in writing using ink and brush.

Photography: Max Luera