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MEZ (Mary-Anne Breeze)

SITE DESCRIPTION:
mo[ve.men]tion is a site devoted to the push and pull of new media andavatar/collaborative layering via a networked medium, and has functioned as a "holding point" for this work since 1995. The emphasis of the site revolves around my polysemic language system termed _mezangelle_, which evolved/s from multifarious email exchanges, computer code flavoured language and net iconographs. To _mezangelle_ means to take words/wordstrings/sentences and alter them in such a way as to extend and enhance meaning beyond the predicted or the expected. It's similar to making "plain" text hypertextual via the arrangement and dissection of words. Mezangelling attempts to expand traditional text parameters through layered/alternative meanings embedded into meta-phonetic renderings of language. notions of language play and identity swapping are essential to the site's maintenance; my fiction avatars shift through various incarnations such as data[h!bleeder, ms post modemism, mezflesque.exe,Purrsonal Areah Netwurker, etc. The mo[ve.men]tion site chronicles the use of the network [being "online"] through a series of "net.wurks"; projects that have had at their base this
mezangelled system [e.g directed email/irc exchanges and performances]. The site essentially operates as a h[er]istory of the development of an net.worked creative feedback niche, and is continually updated and changing. What cannot be documented there is the continual collaborative email performance multilogue that hides behind the concreted net.wurks
themselves; the thousands of emailed pieces only partially accessible in data resonances and email archives [see the 7-11 archive, or the trAce online writing community experimental archive for a more complete picture].
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BIOGRAPHY:
MEZ [Mary-Anne Breeze] is a professional net.wurked avatar who [since 1995] has exhibited x-tensively in a net.wurked sphere [e.g CTHEORY's Digital Dirt, Digitarts '96, Experimenta Media Arts, ISEA_97, ARS Electronica_97, trAce, BeeHive Hypermedia, ACOUSTIC.SPACE, Riding The Meridian, fraMe, Pleine-Peau, SIGGRAPH_99,and d>Art 00]. Mez is an author [of the unique network language system _mezangelle_], an online lecturer, a conference jillaroo [in 00 including the trAce conference Incubation, Pro&Contra in Moscow, the Enlightenment Conference - Netherlands, Urban Futures - South Africa, and Electrohype - Sweden] and co-moderator of the Webartery Mailing list. Mez is the 2001 Resident Artist at the WCG, and is currently working on her "Fantazee Genderator" project [commissioned via a 3000 DM Cash Award] for the IFU @ Humboldt-Uiniversitat at Berlin.

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