Myth „Salzkammergut“

20/09/24Friday, 19:00 - 22:00Woferlstall Bad MitterndorfKurpark 1, 8983 Bad Mitterndorf
© Salzksammergut-2024


Old myths persist in modern society. "Man, after all, still lives everywhere in prehistory" (Ernst Bloch). Myths, both archaic and later developed, have been and continue to be seized upon by various political forces to emotionally reinforce political concerns. National Socialism in particular developed an extensive, instrumentalized myth program.

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.

Event info

Woferlstall Bad Mitterndorf
Kurpark 1, 8983 Bad Mitterndorf
Pupils, students, apprentices & senior citizens 5€,

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