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The proposal is to develop the piece and collect future formulas from different individuals and to consider personalised ways of presenting these.


The piece explores how people plan, predict and envisage their individual future pathways. Science and religion both explore the invisible external forces that might shape our realities and our futures. How does an individual assimilate this information into their own individual plans for their future?


Using the idea of symbols, taken from both science and religion, the individual maps out their own secret pathway. The mapping of the individual’s pathway was completed through a game. During the game the individual had a set period of time to express through secret symbols their plans for the next stage of their life. The journey/game was as in life punctuated with moments of contemplation and individual choices.


The piece presents the documentation of the game in a form that echoes mathematical and scientific formulas and structures. In doing this the piece aims to take some of science’s more formal presentations of concepts and present them in a more personalised and playful way.

If 95% is out of sight, how might our minds imagine that 95%? What does the mind construct so it can hold the theories and scientific concepts of what that 95% is? These questions drew me to the 95% project.


What we don't know and what we can't see can be, at the same time, fascinating, intriguing and frightening. The mind, left to its own devices, constructs imaginings. My art practice has always circled the themes of dreams and fears. I am interested in how the mind constructs imagined realities to fill the gaps of what we don't know. Within my art practice I have used drawing, storytelling, performance and video to explore how people create imaginings and how these sit next to their realities.

Zoe Sumner - 95% as far as the eye can see

The Project


Future Formulas


Science and religion both explore the invisible external forces that might shape our realities and our futures. How does an individual assimilate this information into their own individual plans for their future ?


Using the idea of symbols, taken from both science and religion, the individual plays a game which maps out their own secret formulas for their future. The piece ( created at ACA) presents the documentation of the game in a form that echoes mathematical and scientific formulas but in a more personalised and playful way.