Discover the entire collection of onestar press books by artists in a specially designed piece of furniture by Hans Schabus: the “onestar stop”.
Along with Hans Schabus’ new work, Mélanie Scarciglia’s movie, “Making the book” (2005), will be projected. Christophe Boutin is designing a 4 x 3m poster.
More than 130 artists have contributed to onestar press’s collection of books by artists: Lawrence Weiner, John Armleder, Beat Streuli, Josh Smith, Mai Ueda, Erwin Wurm, Hans Schabus and many others.
“Take a load off your feet!”
Hans Schabus (his work has been being exhibited in the Austrian pavilion at the 2005 Venice Biennal) has recently designed the ultimate utopian pit stop for the body and the mind: useful, practical, modern, and inexpensive to build. His “onestar stop” is something like a bus or a train stop, made out of cheap plywood, 3 meters long, in five sections (each section holds the books from one of onestar press’s years in existence), easy to assemble and disassemble. The books are shelved behind the seats, which may be upholstered in red carpet. The “onestar stop” can be expanded to accommodate future publications. The star in the stop sign is red of course. Hans’s design is perfect for museums, galleries, and art fairs, although it’s not hard to imagine it in more traditional public spaces as well. As a long-term collaborator at onestar press, several of Hans’s books would be on the “onestar- stop” shelf, along with over a hundred other artists. With such a choice, the random passerby who chooses to sit down and browse may never get to his/her destination.
Richard Dailey, 2005