The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader: Here Is Always Somewhere Else
The career of Dutch-born conceptual artist, photographer and filmmaker Bas Jan Ader ended in 1975 with an ill-fated art performance titled In Search of the Miraculous, during which Ader was lost at sea during a solo trans-Atlantic crossing. The artist's life story is recounted by Rene Daalder, in which it becomes a sweeping overview of contemporary art as well as an epic saga about the transformative powers of the sea.

A second accompanying disc features a collection of film and video works by the artist, including critically acclaimed pieces such as: "I'm too sad to tell you" and "Fall 1" and "Fall 2".

For the first time ever, the artist's complete film oeuvre is being made publicly available in this unique two-disc edition, sure to inspire a new generation of artists, thinkers and dreamers alike.

2 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:06:56 + 00:38:44 | 4.32 Gb + 1.90 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary, Short

• Q&A from the Los Angeles premiere at the historic Egyptian Theater
• Video documentation of 2008 art exhibit dedicated to Ader’s Legacy
• Original Trailer

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