Artist collective coming to Dearborn with ‘Truth Booth’

Photo courtesy of The Cause Collective. “The Truth Booth” is a project by the artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester, and Hank Willis Thomas, who are members of The Cause Collective.

Photo courtesy of The Cause Collective. “The Truth Booth” is a project by the artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester, and Hank Willis Thomas, who are members of The Cause Collective.

DEARBORN — The Cause Collective will come to Dearborn Aug. 3 as part of its In Search of The Truth project.

The Collective invites people to sit inside its 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 — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave. — is free and open to the public.

The Truth Booth is the brainchild of artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, Will Sylvester and Hank Willis Thomas. Operating as a team of artists, designers and ethnographers, they work to bring thoughtful, interactive and engaging projects into communities in the United States and abroad.

In this project, they are particularly 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.

The Cause Collective launched The Truth Booth in 2011 at the Galway Arts Center in Galway, Ireland. The project has since traveled to the United States, Afghanistan and Cape Town, South Africa.

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