‘The Truth Booth’ Project in Metro Detroit, Flint for 2 Weeks

People from around the world have shared diverse viewpoints inside the inflatable video recording studio shaped like a speech giant bubble.

By July 31, 2016 12:54 am ET This article is from The Patch


METRO DETROIT, MI — The Truth Booth, a portable, inflatable video recording studio shaped like giant speech bubble, is coming to Bloomfield Hills Sunday and will make several stops in Metro Detroit and Flint over the next two weeks as part of a national tour that continues through Election Day.

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth,” was created as a Collective Cause touring art project by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas. The booth’s interior is equipped to record and compile video responses by people as they complete the sentence: “The Truth Is…”

The tour will debut Sunday on the grounds of Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave, as part of a Family Day Celebration. There will be crafts for kids related to “The Truth Booth” and the museum’s current summer exhibition “Hippie Modernism.” Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The recorded results of this project will be used to create an ambitious 60-foot-wide video installation that will open at Cranbrook Art Museum in November 2016.

Here’s the full Michigan schedule:

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Detroit ,10 am.-6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Banglatown Neighborhood, 13133 Klinger (near the Squash House), 12-7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5: “For the Love of Osborn” Neighborhood Parade, 13560 McNichols Road E, Detroit, 11 a.m-4 p.m

Saturday, Aug. 6: The Sidewalk Festival for the Performing ARts, 22001 Grand River Ave., 2-9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7: The Heidelberg Project, 3600 Heidelberg St., Detroit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Rivard Plaza, 1340 Atwater St., Detroit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Hispanic Community Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St., Flint, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Hasselbring Park Senior Center, 1002 W Home Ave., Flint, 10 a.m-5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12: MW Gallery, 815 S Saginaw St., Flint, 12-9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Clark Park Southwest Detroit, 1130 Clark St., Detroit, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The project was launched in Ireland in 2011 at the Galway Arts Festival and has since traveled the world at well-known arts festivals, cities and rural fairs to capture a diverse viewpoints of people at a time of change and uncertainty.

The Truth Booth is expected to visit all 50 U.S. states by November.

Here’s a look at some of the viewpoints shared so far.

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