Jon Adams, Konfirm

Jon Adams, Konfirmation, Grey 2 (still), 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, Grey 2 (still), 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, diagram, 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, diagram, 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, blue red, 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, blue red, 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, pink tiles, 2013
Jon Adams, Konfirmation, pink tiles, 2013

Konfirm is a sound work prompted by systematic processes which will be presented in audio and visual metaphor.


Jon Adams's artwork explores sense and sensitivity through the 'hidden' and plays with perceptions of normal and the inaccessible. A geologist by training, Adams’ seeking of the concealed in his art often reveals his naturally systematic thinking: his inclination and ability to uncover systems within everyday interactions and landscapes.

In this residency and research project, Jon Adams set out on a personal, artistic and scientific investigation of his own Asperger's Syndrome, through a series of conversations, observations and experiments, working in collaboration with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

Jon presented his sound work as a performance with accompanying talk at the Arts Catalyst's event space in Clerkenwell.




This collaborative research project has emerged from an initial meeting between Jon Adams and Simon Baron-Cohen at an Arts Catalyst/Shape project Alternative Ways of Thinking: Exploring the Autistic Mind at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2011 and supported by Wellcome Trust Arts Award

Read Jon's research blog