C) Back in the Western World (1989-1990)


"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)

Ars Electronica-G1 Kopie

digital collage by Elisa Rose (Gunafa Show, Ars Electronica 1989)

Gunafa Shop Flyer

promo flyer

gunafa show still1

gunafa show

chill out room

chill out room in the Station, mind machine

4tage before-g+c

Gary Danner, Christoph Tannert, Unter den Linden, East-Berlin, 4 days before the wall came down.


band performing at Gunafa Show, Ars Electronica (l-r: G. Danner, Marcel Houf, Andreas Kunzmann, ?)

gunafa-pavillon update sw

Gunafa pavillon at Ars Electronica 1989


installation by F.E. Rakuschan + Helmut Mark in the windows


installation by Peter Sandpichler in the windows

gunafa clubbing flyer2

flyer for the first techno event in Austria, 1989


window of the post-Cairo Station Rose

western1a Kopie


digital collage by E. Rose incl. stills from the Gunafa show at ars electronica 1989

gunafa-clubbing1 Kopie

dig. collage by E. Rose


performance nd installation at Westwerk, Hamburg
digital collage by E. Rose

cyberthon Kopie

digital collage by E. Rose feat. Cyberthon-programme, -backstage passes.

symposium Nr2-einladung

flyer for Mind Machines Symposium at the Stationm, Vienna 1990

Final Vienna-Notes://we move on. (12.1990)


STR = public in the center of vienna.
STR= online.
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= installation/performance/show.
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).

Gunafa SHOP