Artists' Television Access

Russian Folklore of Baba Yaga: 
The Cautionary Tale of an Elderly, Misunderstood Woman

Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:00 am

Baba Yaga

July’s window installation is by ATA staff Anne Heinrich & Scott Dragoo.  Please join us for an opening reception of Wednesday, July 7th, from 7 to 11pm.

Stemming from her compulsion to boil and eat those who are not pure-of-heart, Baba Yaga has unfairly garnered a reputation as an evil, “old hag.”  In an imposing hut standing on chicken legs, hidden deep within the forest which she controls, Baba Yaga’s infinite wisdom is accessable for those brave enough to inquire. She employs many spooks, including the earthly elements, and fences made of human skulls, in an attempt to ward-off those who seek her guidance solely for personal gain. Baba Yaga is not malevolent, she is simply protecting all that comes with hundreds of years of experience, dispatching wisdom to those she trusts will use it correctly. All she really wants is for you to spend some time with her, visit, and eat some of the food she is offering….much like your Grandmother. So, moral of the story– be nice to Old People………OR ELSE!