Bloomfield Hills, Mich., June 29, 2016— On July 31, Cranbrook Art Museum will kick-off the local tour of the public artwork In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth). The Truth Booth is a portable, inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble. A Cause Collective project by artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas, its interior is equipped to compile video responses by hundreds of people from different cultural backgrounds as they complete the sentence: “The Truth Is…”
The tour will debut on the grounds of Cranbrook Art Museum on July 31 as part of a Family Day Celebration from 11am – 5pm, and then immediately travel to 11 locations throughout Metro Detroit, Dearborn and Flint over the course of two weeks. At each location, participants will have up to two minutes to record a statement starting with “The Truth Is…” The recorded results of this project will then be used to create an ambitious 60-foot-wide video installation that will open as part of an exhibition about the project at Cranbrook Art Museum in November of 2016.