In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)

Cause Collective, In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), 2018
Installation view at 515 S Railroad Blvd, McComb, Mississippi

Cause Collective: In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
Pike School of Art – Mississippi
529 S. Broadway, McComb, MS 39648
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10am – 4pm

VENUE CHANGE: Due to inclement weather, In Search of The Truth (The Truth Booth) will be on view at The Mill Event Space at 529 S. Broadway (entrance across from The Icehouse on Railroad Blvd.) from 10AM – 4PM.

Join us on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 10am to 4pm for a presentation of In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), a giant inflatable speech bubble and video recording booth that has traveled the world and now is making a stop at Pike School of Art – Mississippi (PSA-MS).

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an interactive project by CAUSE COLLECTIVE, a team of artists, designers, and ethnographers creating innovative art in the public realm, and features a 15-foot high speech bubble. Inside the booth, participants are invited to make a two-minute-long video finishing the open-ended sentence “The Truth is…” The resulting videos will be compiled, edited, and accessible as a documentary film at and screened at a later date at PSA-MS in McComb. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to capture Pike County’s definitions, confessions, and thoughts on the truth. PSA-MS hopes to present a diverse portrait of the county, its people, and join a global conversation.

“This project is not only a public art tour, a website, and a documentary video project—the Truth Booth is also a generosity project,” explains Cause Collective co-founder Hank Willis Thomas. “The goal is to provide Americans with a safe space to share their thoughts, ideas, dreams . . . or anything that inspires them.”

This free event is the first stop on a four-part tour. The tour has been generously supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and The Educational Foundation of the Arts.

Additional dates and organizations include:

September 6, 2018 – Coleman Center for the Arts, York, Alabama
September 7, 2018 – Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown, Alabama
September 8, 2018 – ArtsRevive, Selma, Alabama

The exhibition, as a part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, presented a related In Search of the Truth billboard.


The CAUSE COLLECTIVE’s projects explore and enliven public spaces by creating a dynamic conversation between issues, sites and the public audience. By exploring ideas that affect and shape society, they seek to add the “public” back into public space and art.

Pike School of Art - Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Pike School of Art - Mississippi must be made payable to “Pike School of Art - Mississippi” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. TAX ID #47-3838208

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