station rose

1st decade.

Das Buch.

The Booktour.

1988-98.10 years of native multimedia art.

Sample 04/88: 
der ausgang dieser geschichte findet 
überall statt.


texts by

Elisa Rose, Gary Danner, F.E.Rakuschan, Timothy Leary, Geert Lovink, Thomas Hettche, Petra Klaus, Micky Remann, David Hudson, Terence McKenna, Michael Behrendt, Bea Stammer/Gabriele Horn, Howard Rheingold, Christoph Tannert, Fett Tedget, Micky Kwella.



204 pages, german/partly english, with many illustrations, bw & color, 20 x 22,5 cm, 600 grams.

edition selene ISBN: 3-85266-082-3 VP: 344,- öS / 47,- DM -----order online at these locations:

1st decade- Das Buch is released at the frankfurt book fair in october ´98.



A) Wien Start Up Sequence (1988)
B) Cairo - you have home in egypt (1988-89)
C) back in the western world (1989-90)
D) Frankfurt & Cyberspace (1991-92)
E) drag & drop (1993- 94)
F) Digital Cocooning (1995-96)
G)unafa: Pop, MIDI & Virtual Community (1996-98)


  • the 10-year-history of station rose hypermedia.
  • The historical facts are presented as a documentary report & in the typical graphical STR-style, including original documents, PR clips, icons, morphs, samples & texts.
  • moments in time - like e.g. the viennese phase (morphing the city from postmodern to digital), cairo or cyberspace/frankfurt - are made transparent with narrative sequences, combined with evidence out of station rose´s "digital archive".
  • The "digital archive" provides an enormous amount of data, let STR grab what they needed: multimedia field-research in egypt with a little help of GUNAFA, multimedia field-research in california 1991/92/95, their connection with the german techno scene since 91, digital cocooning experience & their virtual community, cd s & cdroms with a major company.
  • the media/art theory concerning Station Rose has been provided by writers who know STR´s work from the startup sequence in vienna until now = LAH/Life After History.
    inverse publishing : "1st decade"-Das Buch was edited completely in html in frankfurt and later imported into quark in vienna.

    Book Tour : frankfurt-vienna-berlin-hamburg---

    premiere: 8th of october, 9.p.m.- at ostklub/Hanauer Ldstr99, Frankfurt.

    2nd event: MAK / Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, October 26th, 4 p.m.

    3rd event: Westwerk/Hamburg, Dec. 5th.

    Midi-Live: Museumsquartier/Vienna "Construction Sounds", Dec. 10th.

    coming: Berlin / major Aussendienst-activities.

    Le programme "das Buch - ensemble avec hypermedia atmosphere":

    The Booktour will see "Station Rose im Aussendienst" = on field duty again. Adapting the locations, STR will install a hypermedia setting of sounds and visuals out of the digital archive. The powerbook & us in the role of fractal chairmen will talk about the book. We will present music and QTs, videos (over P.A. and projections), live- from HD & tape, extending the concept of a mobile "Gunafa Clubbing" as well, which started in 1989. STR will show Lichtkästen /light boxes, a moving message, print outs & more.

    Planned : STR "im gespraech" with special guests on location. The same goes with webcasting live from the tour.

    Compared to a Station Rose MIDI-performance with a huge amount of technical equipment (P.A. and huge screens, projectors ) the Booktour "Station Rose im Aussendienst" is the other part of STR-live, the so called reduced digital room installation, with a handy mobile set of hardware & artproduction.





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