Digital slide projection. Dimensions vary
with installation
Ed. 5 (+1 A.C.)
Instructions sheet, signed certificate

Photos: Paul Groot
Installation view: Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris, Dec. 2014

“I spent a day and part of the night walking around Amsterdam with a flashlight. Some of the locations where chosen with reference to the artist Bas Jan Ader. The photographs, as the bases of this digital slides projection work, corresponds with an action that BJA would have carried out at his arrival in Amsterdam had it not been for his untimely disappearance at sea in 1975. Further, this unrealized work of BJA echoed a previous work made by him two years before in Los Angeles entitled Searching for the Miraculous (One Night in Los Angeles) (1973), in which he walked with a flashlight through the city toward the Pacific Ocean. So the kpeice is not only about my ability or inability to create the work he never made, it’s also about the emotions and associations I experienced while doing so: rapture, divagation, freedom but also solitude, incomprenhension and unrelenting effort.” –VS

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