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The Truth Booth
August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Everyone has their own version of the truth. What’s yours?
In conjunction with the current election season, The Cause Collective presents In Search of The Truth (The Truth Booth) in twenty-four U.S. cities. Experience The Truth Booth on the J. Willard Marriott Library Plaza on the University of Utah campus August 25 and 26. At each location, The Collective invites people to sit inside The Truth Booth (a giant, inflatable sculpture in the shape of a cartoon speech bubble with the word “Truth” printed on the side) and complete the sentence, “The truth is…” while being videotaped. The event is free and open to the public.
The Truth Booth is the brainchild of Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester, and Hank Willis Thomas, a team of artists, designers, and ethnographer interested in transforming public spaces into sites for candor and intimacy. By activating a U.S. tour, The Collective aims to empower hundreds of Americans to speak freely without fear of judgment or persecution. While everyone seeks the truth, two people rarely arrive at the same interpretation, which is why the project’s prompt of “The truth is…” is so powerful and revealing.
Brought to the University of Utah by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts with support from the Honors College, the J. Willard Marriott Library, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Humanities, the Office for Equity and Diversity, and University of Utah Student Affairs.