By Karen Morales | March 29, 2016 | Culture
Filters and backlit iPhone cases aside (thanks for that one, Kim Kardashian), a public art installation slated to appear on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (April 13-15) and at The Verb Hotel (April 11-12) might give Bostonians a chance to speak a more authentic truth with their social media. In Search of Truth (The Truth Booth) is an inflatable video booth that invites members of the public to complete the statement, “The truth is…” in any way they desire.
The global, multi-year project is part of a collaboration between artists Hank Willis Thomas, Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, and Will Sylvester of the Cause Collective in partnership with development firm Samuels & Associates, arts organization GT Public, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, Thomas will speak at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on April 12. Since 2011, The Truth Booth has been collecting and archiving 2-minute-long video statements from people all over the world, from Ireland to Afghanistan.
Photography by Jim Ricks