The Big Free Picture | Rumwolf
It’s 1990 in Northwest Arkansas and big dreams are in the air. The region’s famous, family-owned companies have risen to join the ranks of the wealthiest corporations in the world. Their success will soon go on to transform the Ozarks in ways few could ever imagine.
The Big Free Picture is a multi-disciplinary portrait of a working-class family swept up in the excitement. A humorous, yet complex moment of truth is captured in this unique family photo taken at the local Ramada Inn.
Using photography, storytelling, song, video, and performance, this installation wrestles with the nature of living across the tracks from the American dream. Through the deconstruction and reconstruction of the portrait, Rumwolf explores assorted histories and possible futures tied to both his story and to the story of the region. The audience is invited to listen to the score, read the short story behind the family photo, and join the artist in a series of live activations throughout the exhibition.
Free, no tickets required.
Witness the live deconstruction and reconstruction of The Big Free Picture by Rumwolf and guest artist Briseida Ochoa on July 22 and 23, 12 to 5 p.m. The artists will create cyanotype prints as part of a durational performance, completing The Big Free Picture through their actions and engaging with the audience throughout the afternoon. Learn more.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rumwolf [b. 1981] is a multi-disciplinary visual installation artist, musician and filmmaker based in the Ozarks. His practice focuses on the relationship between art, emotion, and technology expressed through themes of humor, pop culture, and nostalgia. Rumwolf is a 2023 artist-in-residence at the Momentary.
The Big Free Picture is organized and curated by Cynthia Post Hunt, Curator of Performance.