Artist Talk

Jon Adams

Archive Events & Talks (20 July 2017, 6.30pm - 8.00pm)
Jon Adams works cross-platform in image, word, sound, performance and Public art, weaving in fragments of autobiography, science and hidden metaphor. The result is a unique visual perspective of recording and systemizing history, time and place. He has worked with London 2012, Imperial War Museum, Professor Simon Baron Cohen and Sir Peter Brook. He actively feeds into Arts policy and debate around the abilities of artists, diversity and digital inclusivity and is campaigning for parity in the arts for neurodivergent artists through the Flow Observatorium project.

Jon is a trained geologist and considers himself to be an ‘Outsider Artist’. Jon has Asperger Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder) and experiences synaesthesia, a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sense leads to automatic, involuntary responses in a second sense, for example, ‘seeing sounds’. The artist’s work explores sense and sensitivity through the ‘hidden’ and plays with perceptions of normal and the inaccessible. Jon will talk about his recent projects and their development as part of this event.
Jon Adams


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