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In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)

When: Fri., July 8, 12-8 p.m. and Sat., July 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 8 & SATURDAY, JULY 9

IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH (THE TRUTH BOOTH)

In The Elements of Style, Strunk and White strongly advise against the use of the expression "the truth is." "If you feel you are possessed of the truth," they write, "... do not give it advance billing." Yet what might be redundant or self-incriminating on the page gains urgency when spoken aloud in The Truth Booth, an interactive art installation created by the Cause Collective. It aims to gauge the nature of truth in this pre-election moment, simply by asking people to video-record themselves responding to the aforementioned three-word prompt in two minutes or less. The results are disarming, eloquent, and powerful—with the visceral impact one feels when a person speaks candidly from the heart. The "audio confessional," which has gone global since originating in 2010, stops at NCMA for two days before heading off to forty-five other destinations in the U.S. We often fall short of telling the truth in our daily lives; here's an opportunity to break from that tradition. The world is listening. —David Klein

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, RALEIGHNoon–8 p.m. Fri./10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., free, www.ncartmuseum.org

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