mez breeze
Since the beginning
Works in Sydney Australia

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BIO
Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer). The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90s [eg Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA Chicago + ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Mexico 2005, Radical Software @Turin Italy 2006, DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery London 2007, New Media Scotland 2008, the Laguna Art Museum California + Alternator Gallery Canada 2009]. Her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + awarded the 2007 "Deep Structure: Deep Play" Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Commission [Canada]. Mez is also a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Futurist and Game Theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ [the creative manipulation of MMO parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states].
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[webartery] aching trans[ab]lation


[smoothing through the lost (my.cunt)
shunting............................................]

[ob.jectory 1 seems to want to burst through you. you are all
correspondingly drenched & perfumed groomed as fuming unconscious nodes. do
not dis.appoint.]

[in.vectory 2 wears a "ye old" folding body, weaponed with archaic plague
singers. they ache 2 thread & scorch, but polarise instead. you need
subscriber swingers. you context your wingtips & turn 2
typographic-yearners, all smarm & choco.late vocality. your head tagging &
cock.ed flicking author.ity unintentionally copyrights their poser
tactility taunts. such an auctorial shame.]

[in.varsity 3 engages dream.buoys & life preserver girls, growling for a
gauging, flaming hit. i stamp & tame my blistering conceptual foot.
pornoesque slickness beads on the corners of your unborn mouth. u desire a
format thrill.]

[con.textory 4 dynamically lick & lurch with click shifters & link-shirt
lifters. stenographing stenches hang in your distillate air. you sweat &
shit & symbolically, cholically project.]

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[webartery] [dis|in|con|verse|vective|text]


[. s.(mike)hunt.ing............................................]

::burst[ing].thru.yr. ][drenched][ groomed (as per)fumed n.odes

[f][ye ][old.ing body weaponed plague singe.rs//polarised
][s][winger-as-a-typo.graphic-yearning//head
tag.cocked*flicking//autho(g)r.it(t)y stances in poser ta(c)[tile]unts]

::in.Verse inve.C][li][t.ories

[n.gauging d.ream.bouy & life
][pre][serve.her.grr(ow!)l//s.tam(e)ping.my.blistering.context.foot(er vs
h[r]eaders)//pornoesque.slickness.beads.yr.unborn.mouth]

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_net.code(r3) !: Sunday April 21 2002 :_


][mez][ [offers dot sm][f][udges 4 all]
][mez][ we][class][aves + proposition prods, all gangle [i's]eyes &
s][ilent][poke.n finga blurred....
][mez][ ag.gre]

[.vates + re.vulv][a][s in2 dev.oh.lut]e[][ionary gap.pages
][mez][ marvel][com(ma)ic][s @ zuch re:veal.*tions

][mez][ .is. .h.(e)a(d)][it][es.less

][mez][ dr][l][inks link.age power in short, s.harp. bursts....
][mez][ feels her sen.s][t][ory mode wide.N, glyping & gli.ding][!][...

][mez][ media [m]ewes & moans
][mez][ says, "Helen + claire>> that's y I construct my work on various
absorption lvls, & load it in such a way as 2 n.sure that all netizens can
acc.cess @ least 1 version...."
][mez][ codes 4 in.voluntary t.wi][n][(t)c(h)es, g.host meta.4s & drenching
tugging hypa.l.inkages....
][mez][ e.vokes the cur][ed][ious
][mez][ a.xis][ts][ + ack.cesses, pro.][e][moting the slip & motion
][mez][ ditt.ohs, cs the haunt.ting][les][ & celeb.rates][it high.lee][
][mez][ wurks + w(h)atches, all binary ][g][limp][sed][....

][mez][ says, "Laura>> do u think this capitalistic/consumerism push is
echoed in the need to produce object-defined wurks in terms of wurk
viewable [as in a craft oriented perspective] as opposed 2 net.wurks that
thru their very dependency on the net may not be as concretely accessible?"
][mez][ says, "Ns>>my question when I create is oft.10:......how ][k][not 2
mimick/reiterate sensory-driven templates, & yet create a document.ary like
the holistically
d.termin][able][ed wurk like _][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_."
][mez][ says, "Laura, yes, its n.teresting stuff...i've been curious about
such craft/object oriented wurk 4 a long time, s.pecially in terms of how
it is absorbed more readily in2 a pre.supposed canon..linear & driven as in
4rm an economically rationalist perspectiff..."
][mez][ says, "The _n.hanced_ & _text_ versions in _][ad][Dressed in a Skin
C.ode_ http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/netwurker/ all stem from a basic
net.wurk; 1 that is projected via email lists as an n.stinctive reaction 2
the data][in][flux/meniscus that su][pports][rrounds it. these email
code.wurks n.capsulate my particular trajectory [in terms of net usage 2
d.fine/actualise the wurk] more aptly than these click n x.plore versions
that r pre.sent in _][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_ "
][mez][ says, "...all the _texts_ [and I use this term 2 n.clude the whole
shebang, not just the typed components] should be able 2 b negotiated [in
terms of meaning] from the very email core that I have constructed
ini.tially, in ut][n][e][t][ro.........but I find that ppl r reluctant 2 do
so........"
][mez][ says, "Of course, laura....learning 2 predict a users out.look in
terms of how they may navigate/per.use a wurk is the first step in how 2
][wo][manipulate this..."

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