Hank Willis Thomas, "The Truth Is I See You"

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The main component of Thomas’s sprawling project for the MetroTech Commons is made up of cartoon speech bubbles set high on lampposts running down the Myrtle Street promenade. Written in all of the languages spoken in Brooklyn (22 in all), each is printed with a phrase that starts with “The truth is….” Nearby, a flatscreen plays videos of people from around the world speaking on camera inside a of mobile confessional called the Truth Booth—a collaboration between Thomas and the group Cause Collective—which will be making four appearances at MetroTech over the run of the show. Staring out at the viewer, each member of the video's polyglot cast also begins his or her story with “The truth is….



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