This interview was produced for the project In Search Of.... organised by curators Lennard Dost and Daniel Dennis de Wit in the fall of 2012. The project was in remembrance for and as a tribute to Bas Jan Ader. As part of the exhibition four people were interviewed who actually have known Bas Jan Ader in his youth.
Tjark Tijdens grew up in Nieuw-Beerta like Bas Jan Ader and they attended primary school overthere. Tijdens' parents also took care of Bas Jan when his busy mother, a vicar, wasn't at home. On high school they followed different courses and lost track of eachother. After finishing an agricultural study Tjark stayed for a while in Canada and the United States and paid a one-day visit to Bas Jan Ader in California.
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