3000 voice recordings of people’s beliefs, from Cardiff to Melbourne form an
immersive sound installation, Belief System, presented at Chapter Arts Centre
by Ranters Theatre.
Belief System features contributions from Cardiff residents including asylum seekers, school children, farmers, artists, students, office workers and many more.
The installation consists of 92 sculptural speaker cones hung from above like inverted trumpets inviting the listener to eavesdrop. The recorded beliefs are curated into thematic groups (flocks) and programmed to both whisper from the speakers and flow above and around the listener building rhythms and patterns as they go. The movement of the beliefs is controlled by live weather data from a weather station on the roof of the building.
Accompanying this aurally and visually immersive space is a book where the flocks of beliefs are transcribed in printed form. A quiet moment that allows the visitor to connect differently. Made in a time of significant global crises Belief System acts as a container for the stories we tell ourselves to help define our individual and collective realities.
Created by Anna Tregloan and Adriano Cortese with composition by Bob Jarvis.
Ranters Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.