The Whole Truth (2012)
Reverse engineered lie detector, 3-channel video, stereo sound, desk, 3 chairs, 3 artificial plants
612 x 435 x 190 cm
The Whole Truth is an audio documentary about the current application of voice analysis as a lie detection method, recently piloted by European, Russian and Israeli governments and used by border agencies and insurance companies all over the world. The documentary, which experiments with the conventions of radio, consists of a collection of interviews with software developers, anthropologists and entrepreneurs of the biometric industry, from the Netherlands, USA and elsewhere. Reflecting on the somewhat arbitrary verdicts reached by these lie detectors, the work presents simultaneously the audio interviews, and their real-time analysis by the very same lie detecting technology.