Dr. Gerald Bast President of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna
Frequently referred to as pioneers of digital culture, visual artist Elisa Rose and musician Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE in 1988. Since then they have been engaged with unabated creativity in a quest for new dimensions of the digital world. From the outset they have used, challenged and deconstructed digital technology, have brushed against its technicist and commercialised grain and through their art endowed it with new realms of activity. In the process, Rose and Danner have often enough ignored the traditional boundaries of the art system, thereby precisely contributing to its expansion.
Just as the artistic work of STATION ROSE has not always been easy to categorise, this publication also oscillates between genres. It is neither an artist’s book nor an anthology, and it certainly isn’t a chronicle. This publication represents the seemingly unfeasible yet fascinating endeavour to transform the work of Elisa Rose and Gary Danner – which is as shimmering as it is consistent – into a multisensory experience contained between two book covers.