Supergau is an imaginary landscape, a culturally virgin landscape. Supergau needs no buildings, no nostalgia, no tradition. Supergau is a landscape where art is something new, something that still has to find a place, a landscape where anyone can be a viewer and no-one is an expert.
Supergau is free of the weight of the city with its programmed cultural spaces, free of museums, theatres, cabarets and salons that have to be filled with target groups. It is free of the concept of public space, for Supergau knows only landscape. Supergau is area. Supergau has forest and meadow landscape, seascape, residential landscape, tarmac and concrete landscape. In Supergau, all these forms of landscape can become stages, scenes of artistic action.
Supergau turns things inside-out, declaring the Country-Side a cultural centre and the City periphery.
Supergau is temporary. Work on and in it will take two years, culminating in a ten-day festival.
Supergau is based on a government initiative. The festival is an important outcome of a cultural developing process for the whole region of Salzburg and shows a special commitment to contemporary art and production.