2020 BFA THESIS SHOW
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS


























 

SARAH CUMMINGS

sarahcummings.design @designisnotarbitrary
Thesis Project 


Chance Introductions

Sometimes our relationships with others are developed in ways we cannot predict. The people we meet by coincidence, especially those who leave a lasting impression, might seem to be introduced to us by chance. And as we embrace the notion of chance, we relinquish the control we have over these instances. However, these randomized occurrences also grant us the power to acknowledge their existence, create meaning and significance in our lives and the events that unfold before us, and begin to feel like they were planned all along. Therefore, the people introduced to us through coincidences are part of both a controlled and uncontrolled interaction that we may experience at some point in time. For my thesis project, I wish to share the stories of my own coincidences and how chance created these informal introductions. My installation will prompt you to interact with a set of figures that are broken up into parts where individual pieces can be moved around to create completely new figures. Each figure will represent one of these coincidental stories. Similar to coincidences, the installation is uncontrollable by its predetermined parts, but also creates new relationships with thus parts that are customized and controlled by you. For the sake of this work living online, the viewer is just to enjoy the stories.