Joan Leandre

Media artist, Spain


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Joan Leandre is a media artist and a member of the Unknown Frame Observatory and the OVNI Archives.
He has been involved in numerous projects such as the OVNI Scanner in Barcelona, the MAP Series Mega Assemble Project and the Oigo Rom Project at the Institut Universitari del Audiovisual, Barcelona. In 1999, he initiated, a project of manual web reading and soft digesting: retroYou r / c [radio / control series] started as a project of hard deconstruction of a racing game for PC, presented among other places in: OnedotZero, Barcelona; dina digital is not analog, Bologna; Arco 001, Madrid and Transmediale 02.




1992 to 1999 organiser of OVNI Scanner in Barcelona; 1994 to 1996 author of the MAP Series Mega Assemble Project, a reading of main stream media; 19961998 the Oigo Rom Project at the Institut Universitari del Audiovisual, Barcelona; 19871988 organiser of the President Archives in New York;
1999 beginning of a project called the long descend of satan over xanadu.

Works / Projects

1992-2000 past projects:
MAP (Mega Assemble Project), series.
Serial Monuments, series.
Fundación Zero, series.
MAP MSN - Mega Aseemble Project MSN.
The President Archives, series.
Magic in the Air.

2001-2003 projects stable at
RC [Fck the Gravity Code], computer game modification 1999.
RC [ButterFly overFlow / RED Boot / Paradise], computer game modification 2000-2001. nostalG series, computer game modification, 2002-2003. nostalG2, 2003.

Team Projects 2001-2003:
The Babylon Archives 2003.
Velvet Strike 2001-2003.
The OVNI Archives 1992-2003.

2004 projects unstable at
nostalG3, 2004.

Exhibitions / Presentations

Transmediale, Berlin.
Pinky, Viena.
The Whitney Biennial, New York.

Games, Phoenix-West, Dortmund.
Next Five Minutes, Amsterdam.
Selfware, Gratz.
Barcelona Meeting Point, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Sonar, Barcelona.
Becomings, Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla. <ALT>DigitalMedia, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York. Species d'Interzone, Strasbourg. CODeDOC II, Ars Electronica, Linz.

Kontrolfellder, Hardware, Dortmund.
Transmediale, Berlin.
BananaRAM, Ancona.
DINA, Digital Is Not Analog, Barcelona.
Sonar, Barcelona.
Read-Me Festival, Moscow.
Observatori, Valencia.
The Mirror of Balcans, Belgrade.
Playtime, Barcelona.
Fifty-Fifty, Milky-Boat, Barcelona.
Crac in Context, Stocholm-Visby.

DINA, Digital Is Not Analog, Bologna.
On/Off, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona.
Sonar, Barcelona.
Forum de l'Image, Toulouse.
Error Club, Once11 fcks retroYou, Barcelona.
DeGame, ARCO, Madrid.