STATION ROSE/STR are back to their home-town Linz for the 2nd time, after their AV-performance at
Lentos museum in oct.09, this time with the solo-exhibition "Violently Y/ours" at gallery Hofkabinett.
Now the media artists go consciously away from the media art (scene)´s devoutness to the future, and
concentrate on the crisis-ridden present, with new digital & analog works.
______Life instead of Artificial Life, present instead of the future.
They call their current direction "New Media Arte Povera".
For the solo-exhibition this means that STR acts in the sense of not wasting material, which must be retained nowadays. When "Recycling Surplus to Save Nature", they use the surplus, the fall-out of their studio in Frankfurt as samples for new works, besides digital prints on cloth. A very personal material, recently used by Elisa Rose, are her (worn) tights, recycled to yarn. Stills from the AV-compositions "Violent", "Fussgaengerzone" and "Ornamental_409", performed at Lentos museum, now become stitched, printed, sewn pieces of art, transfered into <real> material. The 500 year old building, in which gallery Hofkabinett is accommodated, represents a further exciting contrast to the in the meantime 21 years of digitality of the artists.
In addition, AV-compositions will be shown & a limited music-edition <on Audio-Cassette> has been available at the exhibition, too.