virtual DOOR-2-DOOR

saturday june 28. ::: DOOR2DOOR
all kinds of artists in and around bern/switzerland open their workspaces and studios for the general public to visit.
[if you live in bern don’t forget to visit the inofficial DOOR2DOOR off-festival speichergasse 37/bern, where monkeypunk opens her studio]
leafing through the catalogue i noticed, that many of the artists involved have websites – no surprise so far. the links can also be found on the DOOR-2-DOOR website.
so i decided to go DOOR-2-DOOR one day early, and i took a ride through the www of bernese artist-websites.
each website had exactly 1 minute to convince me!
be warned: this might get tedious, extremly unfair, arrogant and/or superficial. are you shure you wanna click?

::: left side of aare [q: left relative to where???]

peter aerschmann: great multimedia artist – surprisingly basic website … solid! easy to update. smart.

eva baumann: i of course love the project yb-wil 26. mai 2001, for which 11 people each followed 1 yb-footballplayer with a pencil. and eva drew the ball. it must have been a rather scribbely game!
danielle cina: paintings. nah! too many pop-ups! the art might be good, but the website does not give it justice.
alexander egger: photography. honest website, but the photography is not my piece of cake …
christoph hess: this guy seems to give concertos with turntables. i quite like his claim: ein bauer im anzug = a farmer in a suit.
bigi lustenberger: photography. what can you say about an artist-friend, that won’t get you in trouble. i take my joker! just one thing: the website is made using flash. i always wonder, if that’s appropriate for photography. flash makes downloads impossible, okay, but people can take screenshots anyway and they might get tempted to do so even more! performance/installation. the first website that mentions door2door. but other than that: woopsie, say what? what does this guy claim he does?
adriana stadler: objects/installation. she does things with stones!? maybe!? take a look at this website, if you want to find out how not to build an artists website!
daniel sutter: photography/installation. i like the minimalistic retro-look of this website. the fotos you do see are cool in their low-tech style. but: where are the other fotos? i really did try to feature one here!

::: right side of aare [q: right side relative to where or what or who?]

tom blaess: printer? i dunno. huh? nope
peter brand: drawings. the title of this page, and i am not making this up, is “welcome to drawing”! uhm! the absolute worst so far! crude design. and a color-combo that actually hurts the eyes.
kate burgener: multimedia. nothing seems to be loading. bye bye!
filip haag: painter. nice enough website for really quite awful art.
beatrix sitter-liver: paintings. up there with adriana stadler. a complete waste of clicks!
sibylla walpen: the art might be okay, but the website almost spoils it … arf arf! but i do love this anim gif:

anne wilhelm: painting. with a splash-page like this one i am already gone … swimming in the river aare … neither right side nor left side, but smack in the middle of it.

conclusion: most artists’s in bern are in desperate need for much much much much better websites! not one of the websites is interactive! that’s a scandal.
i can build websites! i have many great ideas for interactivity!
maybe we should meet for coffee soon?

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Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.