Asperger's, Science/Art - Jon Adams

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.


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 onboard LV21 from Spaghetti Weston on Vimeo.

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC106350
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