Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020



Would you take a lie detector test with a stranger?

TRUTHMACHINE is the multi-award winning new social experiment from techno trouble-makers, COUNTERPILOT.

Using real biometric sensors and live voting systems, TRUTHMACHINE seeks out truth in a world of fake news and alternative facts. The polygraph machine used to be regarded as a legal instrument, but today we think we can cheat.

Let’s see if your heart rate can lie as effectively as our leaders can.

Images: Dave D'Arcy

This event has been supported under the Business Events Assistance Program – a joint initiative of Council and Visit Sunshine Coast designed to attract business events which align with the region’s high value industries and raise the profile of the region.


TRUTHMACHINE is produced by Metro Arts, presented in partnership with PAC Australia. TRUTHMACHINE is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science.

How to get there


Venue is wheelchair accessible