Detroit (WJBK) – An inflatable video recording studio will be in Detroit and the Flint area over the next week and a half. Everyone is invited to visit the Truth Booth and make their statements completing the sentence, “The truth is … .”
The responses will be compiled together and used in an art video installation that will be at Cranbrook Art Museum in November of 2016.
“Everyone treats the Truth Booth differently,” says Laura Mott with Cranbrook Art Museum. “It really depends on the person. Some people use it really as a confessional; others use it as a place to kind of share stories of joy and laughter and compassion; other people really use it as a platform to talk about difficult issues.”
She says all voices and perspectives are welcome.
The booth is actually touring in all 50 states, but Michigan is the only state that will have the responses features in an art project. Michigan is also where the booth will spend the most time, and it will be in the area until Saturday, August 13. You can see tour dates and locations below.
Project officials say the stops in Michigan will create conversations among those who live in the same geographic region, and expand our collective understanding of how the city defines what is real, authentic, valuable or true.
The Truth Booth’s tour kicked off Monday, August 1, in Michigan. The booth was at Cranbrook.
Tuesday, August 2, the booth will be outside the Detroit Institute of Arts from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3, the booth will be outside the Arab American National Museum on Michigan Avenue in Detroit from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 4, the booth will be at Banglatown Neighborhood, 13133 Klinger St., in Detroit from noon – 7 p.m.
On Friday, August 5, you can catch the booth at the “For the Love of Osborn” Neighborhood Parade on McNichols in detroit from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 6: Sidewalk festival for the Performing Arts, 22001 Grand River Ave. in Detroit from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 7: The Heidelberg Project in Detroit from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 9: Rivard Plaza on Atwater Street in Detroit from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10 at the Hispanic Technology & Community Center of Greater Flint in Flint from 10 .m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 11 at the Hasselbring Park Senior Center in Flint from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, August 12 at the MW Gallery in Flint from noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 at Clark Park in Detroit from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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