The CAUSE COLLECTIVE is a team of artists, designers and ethnographers creating innovative art in the public realm. Our projects explore and enliven public spaces by creating a dynamic conversation between issues, sites and the public audience. By exploring ideas that affect and shape society, we seek to add the "public" back into public space and art.

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth’ that embarked on a world tour at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland in 2011 . The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word ‘TRUTH’ boldly printed on the side. The interior acts much like a photo booth, but serves to compile 2 minute long video responses from the public. Once seated inside people are invited to record their opinions and thoughts as they finish the statement: “The truth is…”.

Throughout this long-term project the video footage will be compiled and edited into a video artwork. To expand and engage with audiences, the movements of The Truth Booth and sample responses will be tracked, edited, and categorized on a website. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to try to capture as many definitions, confessions and thoughts on The Truth as possible, creating a diverse ‘portrait’ of people across the globe.

More information can be found on the project at its dedicated website: INSEARCHOFTHETRUTH.NET

 

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Participants waiting to leave their “Truth” at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland. This was the kick-off launch for the Truth Booth’s tour of Ireland.
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Signage and a view of the interior interface of the recording booth.
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Sample stills from the Truth Booth recordings from its Tour of Ireland.
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The Truth Booth at the Bamiyan Bhudda which was blown up by the Taliban in 2001, Bamiyan, Afghanistan 2013.
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Sample still from a Truth Booth recording in Herat, Afghanistan.
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The Truth Booth is a collaboration between Cause Collective artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, and Hank Willis Thomas.
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In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth’ that embarked on a world tour at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland in 2011 . The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word ‘TRUTH’ boldly printed on the side. The interior acts much like a photo booth, but serves to compile 2 minute long video responses from the public. Once seated inside people are invited to record their opinions and thoughts as they finish the statement: “The truth is…”.

Throughout this long-term project the video footage will be compiled and edited into a video artwork. To expand and engage with audiences, the movements of The Truth Booth and sample responses will be tracked, edited, and categorized on a website. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to try to capture as many definitions, confessions and thoughts on The Truth as possible, creating a diverse ‘portrait’ of people across the globe.

More information can be found on the project at its dedicated website: INSEARCHOFTHETRUTH.NET

 




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