36 Years of Digital Art: in 2020 the STR-Digital Archive has been updated & relaunched by the artists under social distance circumstances (2.0), 11.03.2021.
In 2008 STATION ROSE reached 20 Digital Years & for that set up their Digital Archive. The virtual & the real morphed together. Exactly because of the years of dematerialization, STR created grounding through the building process of LogIn Cabin - a 3,3 tons media sculpture en bois et LED, installed at MAK, Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Inside this media sculpture, as well as online, they made the complex 0-1 art accessible for the first time.
In 1988, Station Rose/STR has been opened as public media lab, exhibition & performance space in Vienna by Elisa Rose & Gary Danner. It can be seen as the essential space for media art in Vienna at that time - Digital Art became reality in 1988 through STR - with business hours. The virtualization of STR was realized after the move to Frankfurt in 1991. For the 20th anniversary STR buildt a real place again in 2008, as a temporary, walkable media sculpture, with the timeline of the Digital Archive as a database, as a performable work-in-progress artwork. The virtual and the real morphed together on location.
"I have followed the work of Station Rose for more than 15 years, and have marvelled at their perseverance, ingenuity, and aesthetic excellence in integrating multimedia work into face to face as well as online gatherings. I have personally witnessed their work in clubs, museum exhibitions, festivals, and online, and know them to be pioneers who continue to expand the boundaries of what is possible in the intersection of art, media, performance, and technology, as well as theorists who always carefully examine the broader meaning of their work. I recommend this project and Station Rose as capable artists, performers, theorists, critics, and technologists."
Howard Rheingold, 2008