STATION ROSE webcasts 2020


After a few days of nervousness around Covid-19 we realized that we have experienced this situation of excluding the outside world in the 90-ies already, when we made a lot of self-experiments with self-exclusion & isolation of RL while staying @home online. 

As soon as we recognized the quality of time we are globally in now, we decided to STReam again. 

Stay with us in these new circumstances !   Elisa Rose & Gary Danner May 2020

INFO: A STATION ROSE live @home format, started at the exhibition „CrossLinks“ in Berlin in 1999, co-curated by Gabriele Horn, director KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. Over the course of time, around 200 live webcasts were broadcast from the STR studio in Frankfurt. As part of Vienna Art Week, in 2017 & 2018 STR-Webcasts were broadcast from the studio in Vienna for the first time.

STR’s live-webcasts have been antedating a style made popular by youtube, etc. years later, by merging audiovisual performance, moderation, documentation, interviews into a contemporary audio-visual format. A simultaneous working in front & behind the cameras, encoder and computers was required.

Read this text we wrote for “KUNSTFORUM 151” in 2000:

„Cyberspace in real time – 20sec webcasting – the precious short moments of real time. STR started the project webcasting during the exhibition <crossLinks> which took place in Berlin in January 1999. Following this webcast active week, the Frankfurt studio became the location for the <Echtzeit happenings>. Webcasting from Frankfurt into cyberspace on a regular basis is the update version of the public STATION ROSE in Vienna 88-91.“   

NOW: Since 03.2020 we STaRted with the live @home program again- from our studio in Vienna.

The STReams met a global shutdown. The beginning was a balcony concert on 15th of March. Here are uncut LIVE recordings from the last STReams Nr. 204 and Nr. 205 on April 23rd and May 7th 2020: 

This STR format is currently being redesigned for live @home under the quarantine circumstances and developed rhizomatically. What STATION ROSE started and called “DIGITAL COCOONING” in self-experiments in the mid-1990s, could now, 25 years later, be translated as social distancing and living in “Ferngesellschaft” (Peter Weibel).

Read information on STATION ROSE´s Digital Cocooning (1995-96) here:

Elisa Rose: Image & Moderation

Gary Danner: Music


Real scenes & studio live audiovisual performance will meet in STReam Nr. 206 and Nr. 207:

STATION ROSE STReam live @home Nr. 206, Thursday, May 28th, 2020

live@home Nr. 207, Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, 7:00-7:30 pm CET


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