Cairo (1988-89)

field research, post-graduate stipend

Multimedia field research in Cairo/Egypt - performance at Ars Electronica - recordingsession at Midex Studio Cairo/Heliopolis - Trash City Forum Stadtpark Graz - Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts - Kunstradio Station Rose Jingle 89 - Design Wien MAK Vienna - "Arabian Sands"Gawlik und Schorm gallery Vienna

Experiencing Chaos and calling it Gunafa-

Gunafa becomes the STR-slogan Nr. One ever since.


# practising hi+lo. analogue+digital.
# having a home in "le monde arabe" for 8 months & simultaneously looking at the Western Hemisphere from the outside.
# Postgraduate Field-Research: living in egypt for 8 months meant experiencing the arabic world way beyond cultural tourism. Equally important, it gave us the chance to look at the western world, the so called 1st world, from the outside (from viennese to american style all way through). We believe this is very important. Scanning all those western rules, questioning them from the distance, comparing them with Egyptian rules. For this STR-observation & research 8 months was long enough to really enter this world. Walking the streets with a mini-skirt or drinking beer in the street was not the thing to do, but so many other things definitely were. The chance to live there was through an Austrian postgraduate-grant.
# in March 1989 we came back to Vienna for 1 month to open our solo exhibition at Viennese gallery Gawlik und Schorm, where we showed art objects we had created in Cairo.
# Station Rose participated in "Design Vienna" exhibition at the MAK with a catalogue project, as well as in "Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts" (Vienna) and "Trash City" (Forum Stadtpark Graz).

# With the help of Egyptian musicians, STATION ROSE recorded 5 tracks at Midex studio outside Cairo.