The Truth Is I Hear You: A Project by The Cause Collective

Exhibition Website

Nov 19 2016 - Mar 19 2017

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills, MI

This exhibition is the culmination of a two-week project involving The Truth Booth, a portable, inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble developed by The Cause Collective. The booth toured eleven locations in Metro Detroit and Flint, Michigan, in the summer of 2016.

At each location, participants had up to two minutes to record a statement starting with the words, “The Truth Is…”. The recorded results of this project, numbering nearly one thousand, have been used to create an ambitious 60-foot-wide video installation. Accompanying the video will be documentation of the regional Truth Booth tour by photographer Corrine Vermeulen (a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art) and video by Detroit-based filmmakers The Right Brothers.

The exhibition will also include a participatory room by The Cause Collective allowing museum visitors to write their own responses to the question “The Truth Is…” on helium-filled speech-bubble balloons.

The Truth Booth is an opportunity to create conversations among residents who inhabit the same geographic region, and expand our collective understanding of how the city defines what is real, authentic, valuable or true.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Multi-media / Digital / Video
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • Various artists

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