Biostratigraphy and Disability art: an introduction to the work of Jon Adams


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Macpherson, Hannah (2015) Biostratigraphy and Disability art: an introduction to the work of Jon Adams In: Hawkins, H. and Straughan, E., eds. Geographical Aesthetics: Imagining Space, Staging Encounters. Ashgate, UK, pp. 165-180. ISBN 9781409448013

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This chapter focuses on the work of Jon Adams – an artist who attributes some of his creativity and features of his work to his experiences of Asperger’s, Synaesthesia and Dyslexia. Adams is one of a growing number of self identified D/deaf and D/disabled artists who are utilizing their distinctive cognitive and/or corporeal capacities to create work which plays with the emotions and imaginations of an audience. Aesthetic discourse often rests on the concept of a normative body (Davidson 2008; Siebers 2010) however, the work of disabled artists, such as Adams, challenge such assumptions and build on the creativity which can stem from having a supposed disability. In this chapter we explore Adams’s work and the disability aesthetic it creates.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L720 Human and Social Geography by topic > L726 Cultural Geography
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 08:44

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