'Can you remember the first work of electronic literature you ever read?
“It was [the work of] mez breeze, because I was really into mailing lists and I was really just amazed by her writing.”
- Renee Turner, artist and course director at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam


"...Then, a new BOOK was born - the ‘information superhighway’. It was revolutionary, but familiar; made of ‘pages’ and ‘folds’, ‘lines’ and ‘text’, it brought new multimedia forms of communicating, playing and storytelling. New Media Artists, such as Sean Cubitt, Michael Joyce and Mez Breeze experimented with temporality and structure, with interactivity and interface, and honoured the reader’s role in making story...Artists, gamers and codeworkers recognised that ‘highway’ was a poor analogy for the internet, because it was not a logistics link between two points, but a complex human-dimensional map of connections."

- From "Editing Outside the Box" by Selena Hanet-Hutchins. Presented at "Editing Across Borders": the 6th IPEd National Editors Conference 2013, April 10th - 12th in Perth, Western Australia.


"How can we use these dynamic measures, these hidden dimensions, for poetic works? By using large networks as our instruments, as arguably Net Artists Mez (Mary-Anne Breeze) and Netochka Nezvanova both do, creating and exploring multiply connected regions in which different regions of space and time are spliced together, but more than spliced; in which histories are alterable, always different, manifesting in many media, driven to immaterial spaces by the assaults of technology, escaping both identity and identification, in search of some new present they are leaning into?" 

- Eduardo Kac's Media Poetry: An International Anthology.
"...textually based works can also be considered media art - Mez Breeze's body of work in her language Mezangelle is an excellent example."
- Melissa Wieser


"Based heavily in a Derridean universe of words within words, Mez Breeze's poetics works in an almost antithetical manner. Whereas Derrida and James Joyce operate fundamentally on a linguistics of implosion (or compression; portmanteaus and puns), Breeze operates by explosion. It is easy to dismiss her work as a pastiche on “l33t sp33k” but there is far more happening here than such a superficial read would avail a careful critic. By breaking words down into their principle parts, Mez operates on a principle of addition as opposed to subtraction...So instead of a linear read, you have a poetics which trains the reader to confront it with a sense of simultaneity. That is to say, these poems are often easier to read if you process them holistically (in this sense, to take them as a whole) rather than moving from a beginning to an end as you would with a typical English sentence...

Other various strategies she employs is the extensive use of code operators such as + and &. Brackets, braces, and parenthesis provide further elaboration. In essence, where Derrida and Joyce employed reduction, Mez employs expansion, and the effect (in my opinion) is not only brilliant, but exclusive to Mezangelle."

-Rollie Bollocks in "Mezangelle: A Reading Strategy"


"Mez Breeze, the internationally renowned Australian code-poet and net-artist and a former member of 7-11 and Net-Time, is also a close associate [of Furtherfield], amongst a web of some 26,000 contributors, including other international artists, theorists and activists..."

- S Biggs and P Travlou, "Distributed Authorship and Creative Communities" in Dichtung Digital - A Journal of Art and Culture In Digital Media,  7-6-2013.


"netwurker makes me wonder if Derrida predicted text msging and twitter-speak."

-Jonny Gray 


"In the past few years, maybe just 2, I’ve seen a surge in creative activity around hypertext and hypertextual narratives that I had long given up hope on. New works, new software platforms, new literacies seem to be bursting from every corner. The IF community, long working in a kind of subterranean artspace, has fueled many of these developments, but they are not alone.
To offer a few examples: Look at Erik Loyer’s recent collaboration on the interactive graphic novel Upgrade Soul collaboration with Ezra Claytan Daniels and Alexis Gideon. Look at the return of hypertext pioneer Judy Malloy with her new work “From Ireland with Letters.” Look at Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell’s collaboration “The Dead Tower.”"

-Mark Marino,  Afternoon’s Legacy.