Deep Space LIVE: Linz Legends

Ars Electronica Center
Deep Space LIVE: Linz Legends

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(Linz, November 28, 2016) The Linz metropolitan area and the Danube as a transportation artery for travelers, merchants, crusaders and pilgrims is the theme of the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, December 1st at 7 PM. Elisabeth Schiffkorn and Karl Hohennsinner will present mystical sagas and pictorial representations from various historical epochs.

Karl Hohensinner

Karl Hohensinner is a scholar in the field of cultural studies and archivist of the City of Grein (a little downriver from Linz). Over many years, he has been studying the history of the Strudengau region and visiting archives and libraries in an effort to trace the legends and traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. Among his other interests are oral history, documentary films about historical navigation in Upper Austria, and contemporary historical topics.

Elisabeth Schiffkorn

Elisabeth Schiffkorn is particularly interested in local history. She studied European ethnology and sociology in Vienna and Passau, and is a journalist and non-fiction author. In 1995 she founded “Eurojournal Linz – Mühlviertel – Bömerwald” as well as various cultural websites having to do with Upper Austria. One of Elisabeth Schiffkorn’s numerous books is “Das Oberösterreichische Sagenbuch,” a collection of legends and stories about Linz.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Hausstein und Donaustrudel bei Grein / credit: Florian Schiffkorn / Printversion