"The O' Woof Woof" is a mixed media installation that explores consumerism as the American Dream and the farce of both. It consists of a sculptural element, original designed tickets and the performance of a raffle that never happens. "Selling wolf tickets" is from Southern Black vernacular, referring to someone who makes grand and threatening proclamations, none of which come to fruition. Combining the aesthetics of 50's era political campaigns with classic carnival sideshows, Olujimi created a booth for the raffle no one wins and distributed raffle tickets offering a 1st prize of "all you were ever promised." These wolf tickets were sold at the opening and throughout the duration of the exhibition although they clearly state "good luck, you won't win."
The O' Woof Woof