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7 May 2015: Here Is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader

For part #7 of our Teaser Screening series, writer, cultural critic and journalist Juliet Jacques will introduce a documentary on the life and work of artist Bas Jan Ader. The film will be followed by a selection of Ader's film and video works during which Jacques will read a short text relating to Bas Jan Ader's decision to cross the Atlantic on a 13ft boat.

Here Is Always Somewhere Else – The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader
Rene Daalder
2008 | 78 min | Colour | Digital

Critically acclaimed documentary about enigmatic Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975), whose daring conceptual performances culminated in his mysterious disappearance at sea. As recounted through the eyes of fellow emigrant Rene Daalder, Ader's story becomes a sweeping overview of contemporary art as well as an epic saga of the transformative powers of the ocean.

Bas Jan Ader Film and Video Works
Bas Jan Ader
1970-71 | Colour & B/W | Digital

Fall 1, 1 min
Fall 2, 1 min
I'm Too Sad to Tell You, 3'34 min
Broken Fall (Geometric), 1'49 min
Broken Fall (Organic), 1'44 min
Nightfall, 4 min