Station Rose

Currently based
Vienna, Austria
Affiliated institution
none - free professional artists

Station Rose/STR was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1988 by Gary Danner (sound) and Elisa Rose (visuals).
As one of the first digital groups worldwide Station Rose have used the potential of live audio visual media and the internet for performing in their work. Their Gunafa Clubbings were the first AV- and online-clubprojects worldwide (Frankfurt 1992). STR are online since 1991 and are regarded as pioneers of media art.
At reaching their Digital Quarter Century in 2013 they focus on "New Media Arte Povera", adding recycling and haptic objects to their installations. Sound meets wood and text, uses reliable structures like Techno, Psychedelic and Minimal Music; the ancien régime of hitech DAWs has been challenged by field recordings and lo-res apps.

Important stations of their career so far: Gunafa Clubbing since 1988; field research in Cairo 1988/89; STR in Frankfurt a.M. 1991-2011; artist contract with Sony Music 1996; social web/Electric Minds 1996; live A/V Webcastings 1999; professorship "Media Production" University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt 2002-2004; "Best of Webcasting" TV Show at ARD Digital 2002-2006; LogInCabin/20 Digital Years 2008; Digital Quarter Century (diverse activities) 2013;

Station Rose received the City of Linz Lifetime Award 2012 for their artistic work.

"Station Rose put Techno in a sliding scale of forms and responses“ (The WIRE).

"*The Vienna duo here are indestructible. They’re like a flourishing rosebush growing out of a cement sidewalk crack. Every wannabe tech-artist should study their efforts and see how they just plain invented themselves and their milieu."
(Bruce Sterling, WIRED)

Station Rose audio visual performances have been performed at (selection):
Skala/Vienna, Cyberthon/San Francisco, Ars Electronica/Linz, MAK Vienna, Steirischer Herbst, Rinderhallen/Vienna, Mousonturm/Frankfurt, Batofar/Paris, in the Techno-Underground in Germany, Transmediale/Berlin, Viper/Basel, Goldfinger/Frankfurt, World Wide Video Festival/Amsterdam, ICA/London, futherfield/London, Kunsthalle Schirn/Frankfurt, Cimatics/Brussels, Blasthaus/San Francisco, Museumsquartier Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien.

Station Rose has exhibited at (selection):
MAK Vienna, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Kunsthalle Wien, OK Linz, Martina Detterer Frankfurt, Troester und Schlueter Frankfurt, Secession Vienna.

Station Rose has released on Gunafa, Sony Music, ZYX Music, Mille Plateaux, edition selene, International Deejay Gigolo Records, Crippled Dick Hot Wax, Third Ear, Hatje Cantz, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, comfortzone.

Their work "XXX-Tetris_8 meets 99_1"" has just recently been added to the Luciano Bennetton Collection.

2014 - 2014 rtrt
2014 - 2014 re
1989 "Gunafa Show", multimedia performance at Ars Electronica, "Im Netz der Systeme", Linz, and "Gunafa Pavillon". Text contribution for Kunstforum 103.
1988 Opening of Station Rose 11.3. in Vienna.