The IX Baltic Triennial opens on air

The IX Baltic Triennial opens on air

Baltic Triennial

September 13, 2005

The IX Baltic Triennial opens on air

CAC Vilnius
23 September - 20 November 20, 2005

ICA London
October 1-2, 2005

Everybody was speaking about this flight yesterday night, at the opening of the Lyon Biennial. And, well, here I was: waiting for it at the airport. On my way to Istanbul. With the entire company of contemporary art jet setters. Great. As soon as I sat down in the plane, Judith Schwarzbart, near the window, dressed in pink and excited, asked me if I received the call, this call from this great actor, from the TV series, The Incredible Hulk. Then the guy on my right started nodding, pretending that Lou Ferrigno did call him from LA, just 30 minutes ago, and invited him to the Baltic Triennial, a filtered Hollywood art phone call concept by Matthieu Laurette. And Judith was now screaming “Hulk’s gonna be in Vilnius”.

Jealous, I was checking my messages when the Turkish hostess spoke as if she was the Vilnius’ mayor or a big star: she was celebrating the inauguration of the Baltic Triennial, as Gabriel Lester asked her to do so.

I felt quite uneasy: what’s going on man? Is this flight a schizophrenic joke? Is Vilnius the final destination? I was about to ask the pink fan of the TV green monster. But she was now sleeping for good, like almost everyone in this scary plane for zombies. Actually, listening to the music in the headphones, a very loud sound to be precise, nothing to do with the usual cheesy jazzy music, I started to feel tired too. I recognised the hypnotic piece signed by Loris Greaud, the French artist. Before I slept, I drank some grey Champagne, served fresh for the Baltic air party, kind of black market situation on board. This was the second opening of the IX Baltic Triennial, see you in Vilnius 23rd of September for more.
Judicael Lavrador, LA Weekly

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