As part of our Covid Commissions programme, Disability Arts Online commissioned a series of showcases exploring the day-to-day working practices of disabled artists.
Jon Adams is a socially-engaged digital artist who is proposing to transform your everyday images that represent self-isolation at home, into a unique ‘metamorphic’ online gallery of textural images. Anyone can take part in the creation of a socially engaged new work and have something made and returned to you.
If you would like to take part send a photo from your phone of anything that’s everyday around the house, representing life in lockdown, and briefly describe what’s in the image. Tweet the photo and short description with the hashtag #metaordinary to the Disability Arts Online twitter page @disabilityarts.
We will collect your images between now and Friday 31 July 2020.
Jon will transform those images digitally using his Aspergers/synaesthesia into an image in the style of a geological microscope slide or rock thin section.
The images he makes will be returned to your twitter stream so they are public and receive a wide audience. Depending on the subject of the original photo he will add a pseudo-geologically inspired title and description plus locality if you state where the original photo was taken.
This will all then build into an online gallery of textural images, a legacy that can be investigated and explored on Disability Arts Online. These individual ‘small gestures’ will become a larger ‘testament created from our solitude’.
‘art doesn’t go to sleep in the bed made for it’ #metaordinary