Markus Jäntti-Tuominen

The Nine Faces of Baba Yaga (from the series Et le passé revit le temps d’une visite)

The Nine Faces of Baba Yaga is a constantly changing representation of the witch’s hut on chicken legs as it might be described by different people sharing the story polyphonically. It belongs to a series titled Et le passé revit le temps d’une visite (And the past comes alive again for a visit), an interdisciplinary project implemented by visual artist Markus Jäntti-Tuominen and composer Walter Sallinen between 2017-2022. Combining fine art and music, the project draws its inspiration from the birth history of composer Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The artistic result is a ten part video piece that brings together visual and audio works created in the project and an audiovisual catalogue of Jäntti-Tuominen's visual works and Sallinen's compositions.

Video: Markus Jäntti-Tuominen, Walter Sallinen & Markus Koistinen
Artwork: Markus Jäntti-Tuominen
Sound: ‘Responsorio dell’Uccello’ by Walter Sallinen & Markus Koistinen
Sound mixing: Kaj Mäki-Ullakko

The Nine Faces of Baba Yaga was part of the Roaminale #2 screening on the 24th February 2023.

The Sales Event of the Finnish Painters’ Union 2023 Online until
17. April

Lumottu ruusu / Verzauberte Rose (2022)
Spray, ink, acrylics on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Et le passé revit le temps d’une visite – Film Screening and Book Presentation 22.10.2022 Schwartzche Villa, Berlin

Et le passé revit le temps d’une visite (Eng: And the past comes alive again for the span of a visit) is an interdisciplinary project carried out by composer Walter Sallinen and visual artist Markus Jäntti-Tuominen from 2017 to 2022. The concept is based on the origin story of Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 piano work Pictures at an Exhibition, in which he reflected on a visit to a show of works by painter Viktor Hartmann. Jäntti-Tuominen and Sallinen, in turn, mirror this artistic experience by also combining visual art and music/sound.

The concrete result of the project is an audiovisual catalogue featuring the visual works of Markus Jäntti-Tuominen and the compositions of Walter Sallinen. A documentary video work will also be premiered, bringing together the visual and sound works created as part of the project.