[spectre] Human Readable Messages_[Mezangelle 2003-2011] Reviewed
by Rob Myers.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Jun 8 14:05:25 CEST 2012
Sorry for any cross posting...
Human Readable Messages_[Mezangelle 2003-2011]
Reviewed by Rob Myers.
"Human Readable Messages_[Mezangelle 2003-2011]" is a book published by
Traumawien containing almost a decade of Mez Breeze's "Mezangelle"
writings. Mezangelle is hand-crafted text with the aesthetics of
computer code or protocols. What marks Mezangelle out is how deep its
use of those aesthetics go and how effectively it uses them.
"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
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, & Federation
Square Melbourne + Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 2010]. 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 the Executive Editor of the "_Augmentology
1[L]0[L]1_" project, a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Reality Engineer
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]. http://www.hotkey.net.au/~netwurker
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