Station Rose



remix »Kreuze, Blumen, Drachen« | Foto: Michi Snoy (Video) | © Station Rose

»Modenschau mit Musik«U4, Wien 1983

Modeobjekte, Konzept: Elisa Rose jr.
Musik, Konzept: Gary Danner/Die Nervösen Vögel

Elisa Rose, at that time a student of Karl Lagerfeld at the University of Applied Art in Vienna, created the couture, Danner’s band Die nervösen Vögel played live during the defilee. Most of the creations were hand-painted, the jewellery was hand-made. The live band used typical post-punk instrumentation (bass/Alfred Volgger, guitar/Gary Danner, drums/Martin Wich), as well as tape loops, and a fourth band member/Thomas Szabolcs experimented live at the mixing desk.

This performance was the start of the ongoing cooperation between the duo Elisa Rose and Gary Danner, which resulted in the founding of Station Rose in 1988.
A videoclip has been postproduced after the performance by Elisa Rose & Gary Danner at the University of Applied Arts in 1983



Remix »Uranus mit seinen 5 Monden« | Foto: Romana Scheffknecht (Video), Elisa Rose | © Station Rose

Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien 85

1.Computergrafik (C-64) von 1985, als Diaprojektion & als Print auf Stoff, sowie
Videotape »Naturband« , 30min auf 2 Monitoren
Solo-Konzert :Gary Danner/Die Nervösen Vögel




Installationsansicht | © Danner/Rose + Margherita Spiluttini

(Teil 1). Kornähren, Diaprojektion, Video, Musik Gary Danner. 1987

Die AuffĂĽhrungen von ELISA ROSE & GARY DANNER verstehen sich als Ritual. Die rituelle AuffĂĽhrung mit Konzert findet auf einer quadratischen BĂĽhne im Zentrum des Saales statt.

Die Bühne wird von 4 Eckpfeilern (Säulen) eingesäumt, auf denen sich je 1 Videomonitor befindet.
Auf die 4 Wände des Raumes, über die Köpfe des Publikums, werden Dias projiziert.
Die Beleuchtung des Raumes während des Rituals erfolgt ausschließlich durch die Installation (Diaprojektoren, Videotapes, Bühnenlicht).
Als Quintessenz der rituellen Aufführung bleiben während der gesamten Ausstellungsdauer einer der Eckpfeiler mit Monitor, sowie ein darüber frei schwebender Blattkreis stehen.

Aus: »Junge Szene ’87. Multimediale Kunst«. [Hg.] Wiener Secession, 1987


Foto: Marcel Houf, Station Rose | © Station Rose

Station Rose has been the first public media-art space in Vienna at Margaretenstrasse 26, 1040 Wien.

a place for exhibitions, conferences, clubbings and symposia, a meetingpoint for artists, musicians, philosophers, curators, writers and scientists.
This open structure resulted in cooperations on diverse topics in various media.
--› round trip starting with the 1st concept-text 1988 at

STATION ROSE | 2002 - 6 |


storyboard ‹best of webcasting31› on TV | Foto: Elisa Rose | © Station Rose

Parallel to STReaming, Station Rose started with a series of TV productions on from may 2002.

Out of 189 webcasts, which have taken place at so far, a special videoedition is re-edited for TV each month. Selected segments from webcasts, which originally were STReamed as 1-hour audio-visual freeform sessions, are resampled, relooped, morphed, distorted & smoothed, recombined, stretched, cut etc. Inverse publishing – from realtime in the net to TV – lets us play with the language of »the old media«. The avantgarde approach of freeform STReaming becomes cut-up and turns into pop with a mass audience in a mass medium. So far STR arrived at »Best of Webcasting 31«.

some videos can be found here:

Video/concept: Elisa Rose
Music/concept: Gary Danner

SURACTIVE–TAKE 4 | 00:06:47 |


Videostill | © Elisa Rose/Gary Danner


Station Rose besteht aus Gary Danner und Elisa Rose (*1959 in Linz, A). Studium der Künstler an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien (A); 1987 Magister; 1988 Gründung von Station Rose und multimediale Events, »Gunafa-Clubbing»; seit 1991 online-Aktivitäten; diverse Audio-CDs und CD-ROMs und seit 1999 webcasting; seit Anfang der 90er Jahre leben und arbeiten beide Künstler in Frankfurt/M. und Wien (A).

Station Rose wurde 1988 von Gary Danner und Elisa Rose als erstes öffentliches Multimediaprojekt in Wien gegründet. Es hat für viele Nachfolger den Komplex Multimedia/Netz/Clubbing und Theorie/Sampling vorgedacht und ähnliche Projekte ausgelöst. Einer der STR-Slogans ist »hi+lo«, ein anderer »Gunafa«.

As one of the first artist-groups worldwide, Station Rose had used the possibilities of interactive media and especially of the internet in their work. Performances and lectures in art galleries, universities and museums are equally important as performances at media festivals and in the clubscene.
Station Rose/STR was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1988 by Elisa Rose (visuals) and Gary Danner (sound) as an open multimedia lab, after Rose and Danner had graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 1988-1991 Station Rose was located in todays (art)center of the city, at Margaretenstrasse 26, in the 4th district. On from the beginning the activities of STR spanned from art production, DVD-, CD-, CD ROM- and vinyl productions, research on Virtual Realities (in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research), to lectures and performing in the underground, museums, galleries and the internet ‹›. Equipped with computer, scanner and sampler, and funded by a post-graduate grant, STR was doing field-research in Cairo/Egypt in 1988/89.
At the end of the eighties, STR started their Gunafa Clubbings in Vienna and Frankfurt, the first online-clubevents worldwide, playing sounds and visuals in realtime. In 1991 they moved to Frankfurt, and went online at the same time.
Since January 1999 STR performs live in the internet at ‹›.

2002-2004 Elisa Rose and Gary Danner shared a professorship (Media Production) at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt.

Since 2002 they have their regular TV show at hr-fernsehen/ARD Digital called »Best of Webcasting«. So far 31 episodes (31 hours of audio-visual art) have been produced.

Station Rose has released on Gunafa, Sony Music, ZYX Music, Mille Plateaux, edition selene, International Deejay Gigolo Records, Crippled Dick Hot Wax.

More info at

Prix Ars Electronica 1995, Honorary Mention
Platz 1 at »The Well«, 1995
seit 1988: div. Förderungen v. Ministerium f. Wissenschaft & Kunst, Wien & Amt f. Wissenschaft & Kunst, Frankfurt

lecture & performance at Staedelschule, Frankfurt
lecture at Kunstuniversität Linz
[DAM] Berlin, solo exhibition
Transmediale 05, lecture
»Best of Webcasting« DVD and CD, zyx music
Cafe Royal, Frankfurt, performance
Kunstraum Innsbruck, performance
Kunsthalle Wien, project space,
performanceTV series »Best of Webcasting« at hr-fernsehen.
best of webcasting: on TV /hr: 60min remixed, produced once a month
O.K Centrum- solo-exhibition & catalog
best of webcasting: on TV /hr: 60min remixed, produced once a month
2002-2004: professorship at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, FB media
Electronic Habitat, Solo exhibition Galerie Martina Detterer
Manifestation! EP, Eternity Records
Soundcultures, Audio MiniCD (participation), Edition Suhrkamp/Mille Plateaux
Melkweg, Amsterdam, audiovisual performance (WWV Festival)
Montevideo, Amsterdam, lecture (part of Playing Field)
best of webcasting: on TV /hr: 60min remixed, produced once a month
playing field, audio-visual performance. ›STReaming Art Project
webcasts – live@home, starting with Webcast 160
best of webcasting No.8: on TV /hr: 60min remixed, produced once a month 2002 :
webcasts – live@home, starting with Webcast 152
live@home4 : vinyl release, gunafa records/neuton
plus :WYSIWYG videoclip
new art production: art frankfurt/gallery trabant, vienna
STR-live_Mini-Europe-Tour, june02:
Goldfinger, Frankfurt
Kunsthaus Bregenz
Cybersonica, ICA London
9.11. Netzwerke – media symposium, Mousonturm Frankfurt
Audio-visual performance and lecture at Steirischer Herbst,
lecture & STReam, ‹type=radio-border=0›, Bauhaus University Weimar
webcasts – live@home, starting with Webcast 129
Online Interview at »Inkwell.vue«.
»Dave – remixed«, Vinylrelease on International Deejay Gigolos.
»Im Gespraech« at ‹› with mille plateaux / Force Inc. Music Works.
»Im Gespraech« at ‹› with Dr. Udo Kornmeier.
Participation (lecture & performance) at »v-stream21«, Linz Austria.
Audio-visual performance at t-u-b-e, Munich.
Audio-visual performance at Mousonturm, Frankfurt.
Realization of the »Webcast Lounge« at Art Frankfurt.
Audio-visual performance at WMF, Berlin
Audio-visual performance at 60311, Frankfurt
»Arte / Tracks«, TV-feature on Station Rose.
»Club Transmediale«, audio-visual performance, Berlin.
Art Frankfurt 2000, represented by Galerie Trabant; Gunafa Clubbing; Artkino.
»Im Gespraech« at ‹› with Bazon Brock.
»Mekka Frankfurt Offenbach«, in cooperation with moschee.
»Kulturzeit«, 3sat, TV-feature on Station Rose.
»Drag & Drop«, performance and installation & in conversation with Josephine Bosma at, Innsbruck, Austria.
»100 Tage keine Ausstellung«, Kunstverein Salzburg, performance and conversation with Hildegund Amanshauser.
»live @home 3«, vinylrelease on Gunafa Records.
»AU CIEL«, Audio CD, Crippled Dick Hot Wax.
»2 Step«, TV-feature, 1 hour live recording of a webcast, VIVA 2.
Performance at rhiz, Wien.
Participation at »If only we could tell«, installation and performance, Generali Foundation, Wien.
»private://public«, book publication, edition selene, presentation at MAK Vienna, and »filesharing« Berlin.
Audio-visual performance at VIPER, Basel.
Regular Webcasting at ‹›.
Audio-visual performance at »Joypad / Blasthaus!«, San Francisco.
Participation at »CROSSLINKS«, Berlin: 1st Webcasting at ‹›, 22.1.1999.
Participation at »Next 5 Minutes 3«, Amsterdam. Webcasting, Performance, Booktour.
»Galerienrundgang»/ Art Frankfurt, Rotari Club Frankfurt/Offenbach.
»Gunafa Clubbing II«, Space Place/Frankfurt.
»Accept The Future«, audio-visual performance, Bordeaux France.
»Best of Webcasting«, RadioX, Frankfurt.
»Kunstradio – Station Rose Jingle 99«, ORF, Austria & Internet.
Participation at »von 0-1«, lecture, Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt.
»Playing now«, CD release on Gunafa records.
»live @home 1+2«, vinyl releases on Gunafa records.
»Playing now world tour«: Earth Dance Festival/Hamburg, Galerie Trabant/Wien, U60311/Frankfurt,
Transmediale/Berlin, Viper Festival/Luzern, Ultraschall/MĂĽnchen, Batofar/Paris.
»Transmediale 98«, audio-visual performance, Berlin.
»1st Decade« – 10 Years of Station Rose«, book publication, edition selene, Vienna.
»Kunstradio – The 1st Decade«, ORF/Austria & Internet.
STR on Field Duty in California, USA.
»Booktour«: lectures, installations, performances in: Vienna (MAK), San Francisco,
Hamburg (Westwerk, in conversation with Geert Lovink), Frankfurt/Bookfair.
Participation at »Construction Sounds«, audio-visual performance, Museumsquartier Vienna.
Release of CD extra »Phosphoric Brain Massage«, hypermedia art; texts; audio, on Sony Music.
ELECTRIC MINDS/World Wide Jam, Internet.
»Sunflower Festival«, Regensburg, Germany.
»Nature One Festival«, Kastellaun, Germany.
Popkomm 97, Cologne.
Ars Electronica, workshop and lecture on Virtual Communities, with John »Tex« Coate; Linz, Austria.
»Cosmic Circus« Festival, Frankfurt & Berlin, Germany.
»Technoscope«, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.
»Flying Network«, University of Potsdam, Germany.
Participation at »Montreal International Festival of Cinema and New Media«, Canada.
»Musik im Internet«, lecture, Fachhochschule Frankfurt.
Release of »TREE«, Vinyl-Maxisingle and Video, on Sony Music.
Participation at »Burning the Interface«, exhibition of »avantgarde-CD ROMs«, Sydney Australia.
»Kursbuch Internet«, text contribution, Bollmann Verlag, Germany.
Videoconference with Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey.
»Komm 96«, panel discussion with J.P. Barlow, G. Lovink and others, Duesseldorf.
Popkomm 96, Cologne.
»Electronic Weekend«, Theremin-concert, WP8, Duesseldorf.
Contract with Sony Music/S3.
Station Rose »Hosts of the Frankfurt Conference« and »World Wide Jammers« at
Howard Rheingolds »ELECTRIC MINDS«.
Release of CD/CD-ROM »Icons, Morphs & Samples«, Gunafa Records, licensed by Play it again Sam Germany.
»Mind Children«, CD-Single, Gunafa Records, licensed by Play it again Sam Germany.
Field Research USA. Meetings with Howard Rheingold, John Coate (S.F. Chronicle), The WELL,
Dr. Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna.
STATION ROSE – Homepage, honorable mention at Prix Ars Electronica.
Popkomm 95, Cologne.
»Gunafa Clubbing / Internet Lounge«, The BOX Frankfurt, online connection with »The WELL«, San Francisco.
Participation at »Telematic Cities«, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
»World Wide Jam«, contributions for Howard Rheingold´s »Digital Zeitgeist«.
Participation at Frankfurt Bookfair.
»Auskunft«, in conversation with F.E.Rakuschan, Depot Vienna.
Participation at »Chromapark«, Berlin.
MTV-The Party Zone, London.
Contribution to »Pulseman«, Electronica Sampler (double vinyl, Frogman Records, Tokio).
Participation at »Art Finale«, Nuernberg.
Production of CD-ROM »Surfing on Electronic Surfaces: 15 years of Ars Electronica«.
Participation at »European Media Art Festival«, Osnabrueck.
Participation at »Infografia ´94«, Bilbao.
»Station Rose Interaktiv«, Galerie Troester & Schlueter, Frankfurt. CD ROM, Multiples and Print-Outs.
Participation at »Mediale«, Hamburg.
Live-Tour, 10 German Metropoles, with Dj Dag.
Participation at »Unit n«, Vienna.
Founding of Hypermedia-Label »GUNAFA«: CD ROMs and vinyls.
Hypermedia – Events at »Ebene 7«,Frankfurt: real time chat, ascii graphics.
Performance with Terence McKenna, Ebene 7 Frankfurt.
Participation at »Interactiva«, Cologne.
Participation at Popkomm, Cologne.
»FAB 505«, EP/Video Production, #3 of »New Musical Express-Techno Charts«, London.
»FAB 505 – Networked Cell«, Hypermedia Installation & Multimedia Sequencing live, incl. online connection with
Virtual Community at The WELL. MAK/Austrian Museum for Applied Art, Vienna.
»Reise zu den Quellen«, field research in Tokyo Japan.
regular Gunafa Clubbing, XS club Frankfurt, live hypermedia performances in a Club context, online networking with
Virtual Community at The WELL: real time chat, ascii graphics.
Participation at »Expeditionen 92«, Munich.
CD-ROM Production »Station Rose Interaktiv. Virtual Reality as a New Frontier«. In cooperation with the Austrian Ministry
for science and research, and CHIP INSIDE.
Participation at »37 Raeume«, Berlin.
Participation at »Interactiva«, Cologne.
Release of »DigitEyes/Dave«, »LP of the Week«, MTV / »The Party Zone«.
Participation at »Virtuelle Rituale«, Freiburg.
Station Rose goes online at The Well.
»Public Brain Session«, with Micky Remann, TV tower Frankfurt.
»Virtual Reality as a New Frontier«, research for the Austrian Ministry for science and research.
Field research in California, USA.
Participation at »1st European Software Festival«, Munich.
»Gunafa 2000«, exhibition at NGBK, Berlin. Multiples, light boxes, live-performance, Internet connection with
Howard Rheingold, San Francisco. »Virtual Welcome« by Dr. Timothy Leary.
Release of »Gunafa 2000« EP/CD (#9 in »Global Techno Power Charts«, Detroit USA).
Audio-visual performance at »Soft Targets«, Munich.
»Chill Out«, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt.
Move from Vienna to Frankfurt. Closing of Station Rose lab in Vienna.
»Cybergirls«, exhibition by Moritz Reichelt, last activity of STR in Vienna.
»Mind Machines«, Symposium: Cyberspace & Virtual Realities, Wien.
»Public Brain Session«, premiere of, Vienna. Opto-acoustic brain stimulation through theta waves.
»Das Broiler Projekt«, with Christoph Tannert / Berlin East,on »Avantgarde in the GDR?«. »Warenwerte«, Videos,
lecture, vinyls. STR/Vienna.
»Gunafa Clubbing«, Hypermedia Installation, Public Brain Session, Techno. Vienna, Mannheim, Hamburg, Frankfurt.
»Windows«, series of installations in the windows of the Station, Vienna. With contributions by Helmut Mark und F.E. Rakuschan,
Peter Sandbichler and others. Art in a public space.
Art Frankfurt. Represented by Gawlik & Schorm/Vienna, Karin Sachs/Munich.
Participation at »Sommeratelier«, Hannover.
Audio-visual performance at Westwerk, installation and Public Brain Session, Hamburg.
Public Brain Tour: BRD, CH, USA; some performances with Dr. Timothy Leary.
Audio-visual performance at »Cyberthon« (»A 24-hour Adventure in Virtual Reality»), San Francisco.
Participation at Steirischer Herbst – »Mobile Halle«.
»Arabian Sands«, exhibition, with concert by Gary Danner & The Bicycle Thieves, gallery Gawlik & Schorm, Vienna
(short break of field research in Cairo): light objects, video edition, catalogue (incl. 1,2 MB disc), multiples.
»Station on Field Duty«, hypermedia field research in Cairo/Egypt until Juli. Production of objects, fashion
and soundrecordings.
Participation at »Design Wien«, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna.
Participation at »Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts«, Vienna, curated by Oswald Oberhuber.
Participation at »Trash City«, Forum Stadtpark, Graz Austria, curated by Armin Medosch.
»Gunafa Show«, audio-visual performance at Ars Electronica, »Im Netz der Systeme«, incl. »Gunafa Pavillon«, Linz Austria.
»Station on Field Duty«, on from November, field research in Cairo/Egypt for 8 months.
»Music cassettes & light installation« by Andreas Kunzmann.
»3 short stories« by Armin Medosch, publication on »Edition Rose«, lecture by the author.
»Flags and Hymns«, project at the occasion of the Station´s opening. Contributions by Gerwald Rockenschaub, Bob Adrian, Helmut Mark,
F.M. Einheit, Der Plan, Elisa Rose, Gary Danner, General Guglhupf, Sevo, Walter E. Baumann and others. Multiple and cassette.
»Die andere Wirklichkeit. Avantgarde in der DDR ?« Lecture by Christoph Tannert/East Berlin.
»Samples«, Symposium, Vienna. With contributions by Fritz Ostermeier, Pita, Thomas Mießgang, Zelko Wiener, Constanze Ruhm,
Mathias Fuchs, Phoenix Presseagentur, and others,
incl. »Sampling Live« with concert, Acid House (DJ G. Rockenschaub) and light-installation.
»Oriental Light«, performance and installation at Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Opening of Station Rose, 11.3.88 in Vienna.