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BELIEF SYSTEM is an immersive installation made from hundreds of voice recordings of people’s beliefs, collected from residents across Cardiff. The project, created by Australia’s Ranters Theatre, will be presented here at Chapter in summer 2023. 

From all ages, abilities, languages, social and cultural backgrounds, the beliefs will be woven into a sound collage that’ll be heard through a mass of speakers hanging in the space. With beliefs ranging from the profound to the trivial, the spiritual and philosophical to the deeply personal, the work speaks to the moment like a time capsule, with each belief touching upon a history, a narrative, a feeling, and acting as a commentary on the everyday. 

To emphasise the transient nature of beliefs, and inspired by starling murmurations, the beliefs will travel though the speakers sometimes swarming and sometimes as if blown gently on the breeze. The movement of the sound will be triggered by data collected from a weather station fixed to the roof of the building.  

Moving through the space, visitors will experience both being surrounded by the moving beliefs as well as encountering moments of stillness that allow for intimate connection. You can interact with the work by recording your own beliefs that will themselves become part of the work. Beliefs feed into beliefs and the project evolves over the course of the installation. 


You can take part in this exciting project by downloading the BELIEF SYSTEM GUIDANCE and submitting audio files of your own beliefs to submissions@chapter.org 

Please read the attached guidelines here before submitting your files. 

For more information or questions please email Alice.Rush@chapter.org.