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Jon Adams works cross platform referencing his synaesthesia/aspergers, weaving in fragments of autobiography, science and hidden metaphor. The result is a unique visual perspective of recording and systemizing history, time and place.
After leaving University, having studied Geology, working as a book Illustrator his attention to detail/skill as a draftsman earned him a reputation for quality work. Combining these abilities has led to diverse projects, digital maps of train conversations, daily noting of his engagement with the Cultural Olympiad as a ‘geological map’, Leverhulme and Wellcome trust awards have seen him creating soundscapes from Supernovae with The institute of Cosmology & Gravitation and from’ fMRI machines’ with Professor Simon Baron Cohen.
His London 2012 national arts engagement project, ‘Dysarticulate’ won Inspire marks resulting in thousands of paper flags planted for Open Weekends and Torch Relay.
He was also sought to actively support International director Sir Peter Brook with autobiographical research for the play ‘The Valley of Astonishment’ premiering in Paris 2014. Most recently Democracy Street, a Speakers Art Fund commission and performing his own work ‘Games with the water Horse’ at Venice Biennale 2015.
Jon is also an autism access consultant. He has worked with high profile museums and galleries, including The Natural History Museum’s Darwin Centre and the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Galleries. He actively feeds into Arts policy and debate around neuro-diversity and digital inclusivity.
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