'For Ader art was a literal as well as a metaphorical journey. He was always searching. This search informed his photographs and films, but also led him to stage happenings, installations and performances. He was in the process of creating The Search for the Miraculous, a multi-part work, when he disappeared, lost at sea. Although his boat was found off the coast of Ireland a few weeks after he lost radio contact, the body was never recovered.
His works continue to influence and inspire successive generations of artists who see art not only as a journey, but as a process of discovery. As Ader once wrote, "The sea, the land, the artist has with great sadness known they too will be no more."'