Myths Power”, coordinated and supervised by Michael Benaglio, is about a constructive-critical approach to “myths” and their differentiated reception in historical and contemporary references. The power and influence of myths – from general-social to its regional aspects – will be brought to the stage, presented and reflected in multiple ways – scientifically as well as artistically.
On September 2024, the “Salzkammergut myth” itself is the subject of a public dialogue. It is about those narratives which we associate with the landscape of the Salzkammergut, its magic and its history – up to “storytelling” and current images of tourism marketing. A conversation with the writer Barbara Frischmuth, the historian Christian Dirninger, who comes from Aussee, and the journalist, literature and Salzkammergut connoisseur Anton Thuswaldner, combined with text examples and quotations, framed by the special power of music from this region.