Asperger’s, Science/Art – Jon Adams

combined picture jpeg web1st 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.

Videos:

Konfirm, Jon Adams residency, Autism Research Centre from The Arts Catalyst on Vimeo.

GREY 01 by Jon Adams and Lucas Holzhauer for Konfirm from The Arts Catalyst on Vimeo.

Grey 2 from The Arts Catalyst on Vimeo.

Look About from CCi TV on Vimeo.

Look About onboard LV21 from Spaghetti Weston on Vimeo.

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