[net.wurker ][wo][manifestation]][mez][- - ------
"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, CTHEORY's Digital Dirt, ISEA 1997 Chicago USA, ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo Japan 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music USA 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin Germany 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York USA 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Yucatan Mexico 2005, Radical Software @Turin Italy 2006 + DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery, London 2007]. 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]. She was also a finalist for the 2001 Electronic Literature Organizations Fiction Award [USA], 2002 READ_ME Artistic Software Award [Russia] and the Ngara New Media Poetry Prize 2004 [Australia].