"STATION ROSE in Cairo was abandoned at the end of July 89 until further notice, STATION ROSE headquarters in Vienna is now permanently occupied (tue - fri 2-6pm). After returning from the hypermedia research camp in Cairo and after presenting the main features of a concept, worked out in Northern Africa, at the "Global Village" at Ars Electronica 89 (see Frankfurter Allgemeine, Oct. 2nd 89) for the first time, STATION ROSE is now focussing on 3 subjects: Gunafa - Mind Machines - Gunafa Clubbing." (press statement 1989/90)
Final Vienna-Notes://we move on. (12.1990)
START UP SEQUENCE- RESUMEE :
STR = public in the center of vienna.
STR= a place for communicating avantgarde, organised/selfmanaged by multimedia artists.
STR= a multifunctional object of desire with a unique architecture, ideal for testing flexible forms of art & gunafa.
STR= a digital archive & a networking station.
STR= music/clubbing/dancing/public brain session/alpha-theta waves/bodytouch.
STR= projects ranging from east-west to cyberspace.
STR= artists as well as curators/producers; exhibiting artists and @the same time being presented in galleries/museums/clubs.
STR= art production/multiples/records.
STR= multimedia field research outside of the western world looking inside.
STR=the single project of that kind in vienna at that time, which meant living in a desert, sourrounded by postmodern art, or executives teaching multimedia art.
STR= wanting fun/exctasy/exchange with others, starting clubbing.
STR=not believing in art happening outside the jungle, presented only at festivals, kunst-ghettos, concert halls.
STR= sparsely funded/supported.
STR=hi & low, academic & underground, public & gunafa.
Is STR alone?
STR=looking for die heimat.
STR= closing the viennese station, moving into cyberspace (see next chapter).