FREE MANIFESTA: PROJECTS: _][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_
_][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_


_][ad][Dressed in a Skin Code_ holistically documents select phases of the mezangelle language system and its evolution/revolution [1995-2001]. This mezangelle system is devoted to the exploration and push and pull of new media and avatar/collaborative layering via a networked medium. The emphasis of _][ad][Dressed in a Skin Code_ revolves around the use of 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 in _][ad][Dressed in a Skin Code_; the fictionalised avatars presented shif

The interactive texts presented in _][ad][Dressed in a Skin Code_
[] act as residual traces from networked practices that thrive, react and shift according to fluctuations in the online environment in which they initially gestated. The works in _][ad][Dressed in a Skin Code_ are presented via two viewing options; firstly, as singular _texts_ and secondly as _n.hanced_ packages. The _n.hanced_ works contain various interactive elements that require the user to explore & extract meaning via mouseovers, clickable regions, audio fragments & extended "click-&-hold" areas. The _n.hanced_ works use javascript & Flash technology to create an environment that encourages a viewer/user to feel comfortable and eager in navigating the works.




[Mez][ [Mary-Anne Breeze] has been described as one of "the original net.artists" who is "...without doubt one of the most consistent, prolific, innovative artists working in new media today. Mez's work with language has had a considerable effect on the language of many.". The impact of her unique net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90‚s - both via the internet and in "realtime" [e.g CTHEORY's Digital Dirt, Prague's Goethe Institute, Digitarts '96, Experimenta Media Arts, ISEA_97 Chicago, ARS Electronica_97, trAce, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo, SIGGRAPH_99&00, d>Art 00&01, _hybrid<life>forms_01, and in _Under_Score_ @ The Brooklyn Academy of Music 01 ]. Mez also participates vicariously in a multitude of conferences [she describes her input as being the product of a "virtual jillaroo"] and is a freelance journalist.




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