The Truth Booth, an inflatable video recording studio in the shape of a giant speech bubble, popped up at Cranbrook offering visitors the chance to answer the question "The Truth Is..." Responses will be used in a project on display this November.Video interview with Cause Collective artist Will Sylvester.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A portable, inflatable recording studio is coming to Michigan as part of a national tour until Election Day.The public artwork, "In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)," opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on Sunday in Bloomfield Hills. The pop-up booth travels to 11 more locations around Detroit and Flint during the next two weeks.Organizers seek people from varied cultural backgrounds to record a statement of up to two minutes starting with, "The truth is..."
The inflatable “Truth Booth,” which looks like an oversize cartoon speech bubble, is a portable video studio being used to record personal statements during a global tour now in its fifth year. The stark white isolation chamber was in Philadelphia during the Democratic convention and in Cleveland when Republicans gathered a week earlier. Now it […]
As Attorney General Bill Schuette filed another round of charges related to the Flint water crisis Friday, it's hard not to question citizen-government relationship — and more specifically, how 'the truth' sometimes feels difficult to come across. With this depressing reality in mind, we turn our attention today to an initiative that is, well, the exact opposite.Enter: the Truth Booth, an inflatable, video recording studio that's makings its way to metro Detroit and Flint in coming days with the sole purpose of showcasing honest confessionals.
It's been a noisy couple of weeks with the political conventions. Speeches. Shouting. Protestors. In fact, it's been a loud, noisy, campaign season that's left our country angry and fractured.However, a lot of voices and viewpoints haven't been heard, and a contemporary art project called "The Truth Booth" is giving people the opportunity to be heard.It all starts this Sunday in Bloomfield Hills, when the Cranbrook Art Museum will launch the Southeast Michigan leg of the public artwork tour, entitled In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth).
Detroit, are you ready to speak your truth? This city is a place where several layers of truth coexist—sometimes peacefully, sometimes in harsh opposition. Many aspects of Detroit are painted as black-and-white issues, when it is, in reality, a place that contains various shades of gray and a lot of personal stories. Seeking truth is […]
There are a lot of people out there telling us the “truth” about Detroit, the “truth” about its neighborhoods, the ‘’truth” about its people, and, given this is an election year, their version of the “truth” about just about anything.Has anyone asked you?Well, the Cranbrook Art Museum is going to.
The Truth Booth — a giant, inflatable, portable enclosure in the shape of a thought bubble — will make its way across Detroit and Flint over the next two weeks.The cartoonish pop-up bubble is a participatory public art installation that functions as a video recording studio. Visitors are invited inside an intimate white space to give semi-anonymous testimonial in two minutes or less. The only directions are to complete the simple thought, “The truth is...”
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For nearly five decades, John Glick has labored in his studio in Farmington Hills while developing a reputation as a “People’s Potter.”Now the Cranbrook Art Museum has organized a major retrospective of his work, “John Glick: A Legacy in Clay,” on display this summer at the Cranbrook Museum of Art in Bloomfield Hills.
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