1st February – 1st March 2014
A multimedia exhibition that explored autistic thinking and its value. The artist – Jon Adams – describes Asperger syndrome as both a gift and a disability and he explores that by presenting the results of two recent projects – ‘Look About’ – a two-year mapping and collecting project in response to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and ‘KS’ – a project commissioned after being identified by Professor Simon Baron Cohen as a natural systemizer (due to ‘Look About’). This creatively driven, multi-layered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, and Jon’s autobiographical experiences
Jon Adams gave an artist talk at R-Space Gallery about his work at the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 1 February.
He also ran two additional workshops entitled “Layers of our Lives”. The workshops explored how to produce a graphic representation of everyday ordinary data by creating a timeline in a geological field diary format.
About the Artist:
International Artist Jon Adams’ fine art practice draws upon a wide range of materials and processes which include photography, video, sound recording and digital sound and visual manipulation, 3D installations, traditional sculpture and illustration. Jon is currently a Research Fellow in Disability Arts within the Faculty of CCi at the University of Portsmouth. His work includes themes of hidden disability and positive dyslexia and Asperger’s awareness combined with a subversive or geological context.