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.
ALEXANDRIA — The Hanson girls basketball team opened the season with a convincing victory over Centerville in a 63-37 triumph Friday night at home. Hanson (1-0) ... 11 in Alexandria ... COLOME — Freeman Academy/Marion traveled west and earned a road victory to open the girls basketball season on Friday night ... 7 ... 11 ... Girls basketball. Garretson 53, Baltic 36.
Angela Merkel has stunned Germans by choosing a punk song by a provocative shock rocker for her farewell ceremony as chancellor ... The song ostensibly tells the story of a girl angry at her boyfriend for bringing black-and-white film for their camera for a holiday on the Baltic coast ... It is unclear which is Mrs Merkel’s preferred version ... Twitter Icon ... .
After four years helming the junior varsity girls squad, the slender, 6-foot, 4-inch, shaved-head Baltic man makes the transition over to head coach of the boys program ...Along with girls coach Eric Caro, the two teams and the school as a whole are trying to build a stronger sense of community.
Colman-Egan earned a home title on the girls side, edging second-place De Smet. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket finished in sixth place on the girls side ... On the boys team side, Baltic’s John Gronewold won the invite in 17 minutes and 59 seconds while SCW had three runners finish in the top 10 ... Baltic, 4 ... Girls team results ... Baltic, 4 ... BALTIC.
Tea Area put three runners in the top five to win the girls’ title, 22 to 40 over Canton... GIRLS’ DIVISION ... Led by medalist Kinsey Evans (20.25.24), Chamberlain easily beat out Baltic 12 to 36 for the girls’ title ... GIRLS’ DIVISION ... Chamberlain 12, Baltic 36, Hanson 39, Ethan-Parkston 52, Flandreau 55, DeSmet 57, Dell Rapids St.
BERESFORD — The Sioux FallsChristian boys and Luverne girls claimed team honors at the Beresford Invitational cross country meet, held Friday at The Bridges at Beresford Golf Course... Luverne edged Sioux Falls Christian 27 to 29 for the girls’ title ... Baltic’s Hailey Tiahrt won the JV girls’ race, finishing the 4,000-meter course in 16.48.19.
... about performing live in this bumpy late-Covid world, concerned that bookers, promoters, and audiences can’t, or won’t, see past the idea of the “mysterious folk girl from Estonia” or the “BalticBjörk” – appendages that sound as if they were plucked from the pages of Scoop.
The Baltic countries Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were the last republics to join the USSR... Moldavia joined the USSR just before the Baltic countries, in early 1940 ... Why the Baltics was a great place to live under the Soviets11 ... Kirghiz girls in traditional dresses Yury Somov/Sputnik ... Tajik girls Igor Mikhalev/Sputnik.
There was no reason to delay the inevitable for Joe Sayler. On Aug ... “Out of all the teams that were going to offer me probably, I knew they were going to be my No ... And the added bonus ... 26 ... Edelman became the 30th girls basketball player in South Dakota history to reach 2,000 points, including the first in Menno history ... Mary beat Baltic, 64-49. Girls ... ....
Sometimes, with the help of unsightly prosthetic horns, scars and noses, the 24-year-old singer and rapper will transmute herself into a bloodthirsty girl demon ...It’s a far cry from her past as AshtonNicoleCasey, the lone American girl at her high school in Riga, Latvia.