This image shows a logo for the iBelieve app. The background is black and the upper half of the image is covered by white four-pointed stars. In the middle is the logo. It consists of several small images in different colors that together form a mosaic.


Timespan Sonntag 22.5.
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Price Eintritt frei
Projekt Galerie Labor, Ebertplatzpassage 5, 50668 Köln
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access
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iBelieve. A digital research project within the framework of Face to Faith


What it’s about 

iBelieve is a performative experiment that takes the shape of an app: a 30-day inner and outer journey through non-mystical rituals that are tailored to you, your preferences, and your individual profile. It’s a mixture of sensual experiences, memories, and playful challenges that pave the way to a unique spiritual practice. iBelieve will lead you to create a personal form of spiritual/religious practice. The app will guide you for 30 days to explore the world around and inside you through different performative practices. 

Why you need to be there

The performative installation combines a sound performance and access to this app. Visual material makes visible a collection of thoughts, actions, images,and loci of an absent collective. It is a perspective on the world that the users of this app have shared with us during their iBelieve-journey.

It might get (a little) spiritual!


The iBelieve project has received funding from the Union and is realized with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Concept & Project coordination Elena Morar
App script & Content creation llinca Hărnuț
App script & Composition & Sound design Diana Miron
App development Cristian Stănescu
Tech Concept Lucian Huțanu
Consultation Radu Umbreș
Executive producer Hanna Behr
App design Glitch Shop


Sonntag 22.5.

Additional Information


We are grateful for the invaluable help and contribution of: 

  • Glitch Shop App Designer group:
    • Adina Popescu - Project Manager
    • Ana Maria Dudu - Graphic Designer
    • Dan Stănescu - Creative Director
    • Domnica Predoiu - Project Manager
  • Dr. Radu Umbreș Phd, anthropologist, SNSPA, Faculty of Political Science 
  • Dr. Insa Bechert and Dr. Pascal Siegers, GESIS - Leibniz Institute 
  • Martina Leeker and her students from the Artistic Research seminar (University of Cologne), Maxima Schonhoff, Jana Sadlowski, Lia Kourti, for the wonderful journey
  • Mykola Gomanuk, sociologist, for the research input 
  • Teodor Chirvase, legal support

We would also like to thank the people who participated in our research focus group in November 2021 in Cologne:

  • Arne Siebert
  • Clara Oepen
  • Dieter Erlen
  • Levent Akgül
  • Natascha Fröhlich