"What is your truth?" Don't be shy. Just take two minutes to let it out inside a touring public art installation called In Search of the Truth..., which has been collecting videos across the world over the last six years.
Residing inside a giant, inflatable speech bubble, the "Truth Booth," as it's nicknamed, opens to the public April 19 in Palo Alto.
The booth is the brainchild of The Cause Collective, a team of artists, designers and anthropologists dedicated to exploring ideas that affect and shape society.
"We have thousands of videos now," says visual artist Jim Ricks, the team member who'll be manning the booth in Palo Alto. "What surprised me is how people open up on a very personal level. Maybe they say something off the cuff, but you can tell it's true. The way people are being truthful is what it's capturing."
Ricks says the project grew out of another one the Collective did at UCSF called The Truth Is I Am You. That public art installation featured a series of speech balloons, each displaying a single line, starting with the words "The truth is," such as: