Nordic Air, Vilnius

Reisen til det da nylig EU-inkluderte Baltic states var motivert av EUs inkludering av de baltiske landene. Nordic Air muliggjorde research i området, som blant annet innebar et samarbeid med med CAC-TV, Contemporary Art Center i Vilnius, oktober 2004. Nordic Air ble organisert av Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), via Nordisk Kulturfond. (Nordisk Kulturfond. http://www.kulturkontaktnord.org). Følgende tekst er hentet fra beskrivelsen av research og motivasjon for tiltaket (Engelsk tekst).

Motivation for proposed residency.

Russia and the Baltic’s are, as geographical areas dealing with a communist background and in strong contrast to the US with its’ expanding liberal, economical politics, now dealing with a situation and a history dominated by a failed attempt to put an ideology of progress into practice. St. Petersburg and Vilnius are both cities of interest for the investigating practice I would like to develop, very much because of their situation and modern history.

I would like to go to St. Petersburg to start collecting materials and information for a video project keeping in mind the above critique of modernity.