Homage to Diogenes

Homage to Diogenes, 2012

Karen Geyer

Sinopale 4, “Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information”
Curator: Dimitrina Sevova

Every day I will launch out from the sundial, walking in the direction of the shadow, finding a person of Sinop to do an oral history interview with. Starting with the ‘earliest’ shadow on the dial, I will continue every day one hour later walking in the direction of the shadow.
Via practices between narrative and documentary, the artist reveals the poetically subversive power of practical knowledge – that knowledge that comes from experience. Her work can be perceived as a cartography of the oral history of Sinop, which catches the in the net of memory and narrative plot the rhythm of the everyday and the multitude of social bonds in the town. This is enmeshed in the choreography of the entanglement between time and space.


Sundial built of found materials, located in downtown Sinop on the seaside; sound installation in the public library.