This and That: Bas Jan Ader and “The Truman Show”

by Brandon Zech November 14, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Sailing into the unknown

A photograph of a man standing on top of a small sailboat floating in a body of water.

Bas Jan Ader aboard “Ocean Wave” about to set sail July 9, 1975. Image © 2015 the Estate of Bas Jan Ader / Mary Sue Ader Andersen/ The Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles.


A photograph of a man aboard a sailboat, sailing sideways across the picture frame.

A still from “The Truman Show”




No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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