Bas Jan Ader


Bas Jan Ader

  1. Fall I, 1970
  2. Fall II, 1970
  3. Broken Fall (Organic), 1971
  4. Nightfall, 1971
  5. Broken Fall (Geometric), 1971

[You can also view the animated GIF for I’m too sad to tell you performance here]

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
On July 9, 1975, conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Massachusetts in the Ocean Wave — a single occupancy sailing vessel — toward his birthplace in Holland, as part of a durational performance entitled “In Search of the Miraculous.” Remnants of the Ocean Wave were recovered off the shore of Ireland, but the artist was never found.

"We need the tonic of wildness…"

- Henry David Thoreau

(Source:, via introspectivepoet)


Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition is one of the greatest survival stories

(via wave-sails)

"If she did wild or wicked things, it is because she could not help them."

- The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway (via plaudertascherei)


Dead Poets Society, 1989



White-water rafters take a ride down the Hudson River through Adirondack Park, New York
National Geographic | January 1978