A video confession booth that has travelled throughout the USA and other countries now invites Sydneysiders to share their ideas about the truth, as part of the artwork’s Australian debut in June.
Shaped like a cartoon speech bubble on the outside, and resembling a photo booth on the inside, The Truth Booth is a giant inflatable speech bubble and video recording booth travelling the world In Search of The Truth.
The brainchild of the Cause Collective, you’re invited to enter the booth and record your opinions and thoughts while completing the statement “the truth is…”.
Established in 2011, the project has already travelled to Ireland, Afghanistan, South Africa and a 50-state tour around the United States. Before the 2016 US election, the booth give people a platform to speak their ‘truths’ during one of the most important political periods in American history.
Ultimately, the goal of this project is to capture as many definitions, confessions and thoughts on “the truth” as possible.
So, step inside The Truth Booth and add your voice to a global conversation on truth.
In Search of the Truth also incorporates a series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in 22 of the many languages spoken in Sydney. Installed in Hyde Park adjacent to the Truth Booth, each sign also features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide.
Co-presented by Justine Topfer and the City of Sydney's Art & About