bas jan ader

bas jan ader (born april 19, 1942 in winschoten, the netherlands, lost at sea in 1975 between cape cod, massachusetts and ireland) was a dutch conceptual artist, performance artist, photographer and filmmaker. he lived in los angeles for the last 10 years of his life. ader’s work was in many instances presented as photographs and film of his performances.

and in 2008 cult epics and agitpop media present “here is always somewhere else”, the critically acclaimed documentary about him, whose daring conceptual performances culminated in his mysterious disappearance at sea.

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