13 March 2007

Cubist Society Website

The International Society of Cubists officially launched its Web site today, a brilliant rejection of natural form and perspective that metaphysically establishes the implication of movement, analytically redefines spatial relationships, and is an absolute bitch to navigate.

"What the hell is this? I can't tell how to get anywhere," one of the site's first visitors told the Cubist Society's Webmaster-Curator, Paulo Cassat. "Is this art, or is this a Web site?"

"Thank you," Cassat responded.


This site is going to turn people off," complained one young sculptor. "I mean, how do I get from the home page to, say, the fundraising form?"

"You must be willing to abandon your pre-conceived notions of traditional Web design," replied Bernioz, "and disregard its nefarious standards of foreshortening, modeling, and chiaroscuro (the distribution of light and shade)."

"Uh-huh. But how do I find the link?" the young man persisted.

"You must embrace the idea that the link exists," said Bernioz, "for once that idea is established, form itself can be forgotten."

"You don't know where it is, do you?"

"Not specifically, no," Bernioz conceded. "It's there somewhere. I think on a nonsequential parallel plane right behind the polygonal search box."


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