Publicly BALTIC’s profile has been considered rocky and despite its youth it has experienced three directorial changes and has fallen foul to much public gossip and speculation. The founding director, Sune Nordgren was appointed in 1997 and was integral in BALTIC's pre-launch period, having overseen the building of the gallery and witnessed the first one million visitors through the doors. After almost six years, Nordgren left to take up a new post as founding Director of the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. He was briefly succeeded by Stephen Snoddy who was only with the organisation for one year. Snoddy was succeeded as Director by Peter Doroshenko in 2005, who approached the challenge with plans to increase visitor numbers and resolve the financial situation. Doroshenko organized several exhibitions during his time at the BALTIC, including Spank the Monkey. In November 2007, Doroshenko left the gallery to head up the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Since 2008, the director has been Godfrey Worsdale, founding director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.
Initiated by the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Sea countries in 1996, Baltic 21 is a regional expression of the global Agenda 21 adopted by the United Nations “Earth Summit.” Being a network for cooperation, Baltic 21 links together stakeholders in a common endeavour for regional sustainable development.
The mission of Baltic 21 is to contribute towards advancing sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region by coordinating goals and activities, and by serving as a forum for cooperation across borders and between stakeholder groups.
"Girl" is a Beck song from the 2005 album Guero. It was released as the second single from the album in July 2005. The video for the song, created by Motion Theory, was inspired by the MAD fold-ins by Al Jaffee.
The song begins with a simple chiptune melody. The rest of the song consists of acoustic guitars and drums.
"Girl" – 3:32
"Girl (Octet remix)" – 3:53
"Girl (Paza remix)" – 2:47
"Girl" – 3:32
"Girl (Octet remix)" – 3:53
The music video for Girl was directed by Motion Theory.
In the video, Beck gets a limousine advertisement entitled "Lester's Big Ass Limousines...Moving Party For Hire" which folds to become "Less Is More".
Later on, Beck is in a pharmacy, buying an over-the-counter drug. When he is looking at it, the walls and floor fold, making a skull with red eyes on the shelves and a sign above that saying "Side Effects: Death"
The next fold is at what seems to be garage sale. There is a painting of the Virgin Mary on the wall, which then folds. In the foreground, two toy cars have been folded together. Beck is seen later on in the video driving the car that looks like the car that this fold makes.
The next fold takes place on a sidewalk, where a little girl is doing a chalk drawing. She sets down the chalk and walks away, the side walk folds and it takes the form of human outline, with police and the yellow tape around it.
The fold after this one is a homeless person begging on the corner when Beck is driving by. The man holds a sign in his hand which says "Loose Change OK Allan's Anyway". The man proceeds to fold the sign, which now reads "Look Away". Later in the video, a sign is folded together to form the words "Where It's At" with 2 records and a microphone, which is in reference to the Beck song of the same name.
They’ve either become iconic illustrations of a happy Soviet childhood or simply stood out for their expressiveness ... A girl and her mom go to redeem bottles at a glass processing site ... BalticFleet sailors talk to a girl named Lyusya ... A girl at the shopfront of a Moscow department store ‘Detsky mir’ (‘Children’s World’) ... .
Baltic was fourth at 299 ... Garretson won the girls’ title, shooting 316. McCook Central-Montrose (328) was second, with Baltic (349) third. Baltic’s ClaireBerg earned medalist honors with a 94, two strokes better than McCook Central-Montrose’s Maddy Lauck (96) ... GIRLS’ DIVISION.
The only girls team to score triple-digit points, Burke cruised to a team win at the Region 5B track meet on Thursday ...MVP girls, Platte-Geddes boys win at Region 5A meet ALEXANDRIA, S.D ... Menno boys take first, girls second at Region 4B meet FREEMAN, S.D ... The MCM girls tied Baltic for fifth with 68 points, while the boys took seventh with 40 points.
BalticGateshead, 20 May-29 October. Wayfinder (2022), Achiampong’s great feature-length film, is screening for five months at the Baltic in all its poetic beauty. The British-Ghanaian artist follows a young girl’s intrepid journey across England, from Hadrian’s Wall all the way down to London and Margate.
Coaches Boyd Sussex of Milbank and Bob Sittig of Baltic, official GaryFrankenstein of Huron and contributed Bryan Brewer Sr ... His girls basketball teams ... Baltic's 1996 team set, and still holds, the national girls’ basketball record for field-goal shooting percentage in a season.
— The play-in games of the Mid-State Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments will be held today (Monday). Girls’ quarterfinals will be held Tuesday, with boys’ quarterfinals set for Wednesday ... — Parker and Baltic did not travel to Volga for the seventh place game of the Big East Conference girls’ basketball tournament.