The Truth Will Set You Free, 2005, 11:00 min
The Truth Will Set You Free uses the words of preachers from Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park and central London, whom Judd filmed for several months. After isolating key phrases, he supplied sections of the texts to actors and musicians, who then performed on stage or in the street. Judd filmed these performances, confusing his roles as voyeur and participant.
As in earlier videos which used voice-overs, this piece presents an ambiguity over who is pre-empting who; an oscillation between a connection and a disconnection, or a closeness and a distance.