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ALESSANDRA LEONE | Multimedia Artist, Motion Designer, Director




12.02.83, Milan IT
hallo@alessandraleone.com

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EDUCATION


2005 - 2007 - M.A. COMMUNICATION DESIGN ( Thesis on New German Cinema ) – Politecnico di Milano - IT
2002 - 2005 - B.A. - PRODUCT DESIGN – Politecnico di Milano - IT

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LIVE PERFORMANCES /  MUSIC VIDEOS DIRECTION / ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS


Labyrinth - dance performance with Mansoor Hosseini and Annapaola Leso - 2020
Le vide dans l'espace - visuals for immersive perticipatory dance performance - Münich - 2020
Human/ID- performance in three parts . with StratoFyzika - Artists in Residence at Counterpulse San Francisco - 2020
States of Fugue - lighting for live show - with Zoë Mc Pherson - 2020
Lunar Plexus - visuals - with Felix Kubin - premiere at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - 2019
Butterflies in Berlin - animation for Short Animated film by Monica Manganelli - 2019
Cells, Sounds & breeding souls  - video content and live show - Dekonstruktion - with TrioTransmitter and Fara Peluso - 2019
Cells, Sounds & breeding souls  - video content and live show - Rezeption - with TrioTransmitter and Fara Peluso - 2019
Cells, Sounds & breeding souls  - video content and live show - Kreation - with TrioTransmitter - 2019
Alessandro Cortini - SABBIA - music video direction - 2019
Alessandro Cortini - BATTICUORE - music video direction - 2019
VOLUME MASSIMO - Alessandro Cortini live A/V - direction of all the visual content for the live show. Premiere at Atonal Berlin - 2019
Rescuer - Emel Mathlouthi - music video direction - 2019
Catábasis - creative coding and live video for theatre piece - with Lucrecia Dalt, Regina De Miguel, Ania Nowak - 2019
Kummerang - interactive lighting, sound, movement performance - with StratoFyzika - Commissioned by Haus für Poesie Berlin -  2018
String Figures live a/v - direction of music videos serie and live show performance - with Zoë Mc Pherson - 2017 to present
Synclines -  volumetric live lighting installation - with Lucrecia Dalt - 2019
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - crerative coding/videos control for performance + lighting installation - with Lucrecia Dalt, Regina De Miguel - 2018
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - creative coding for theatre piece - with Lucrecia Dalt, Regina De Miguel, Ania Nowak - 2018
The Sound is the Scenery - visuals, creative coding for live sound healing concert with Rona Geffen - 2017 to present
Phi - lighting creative coding for dance performance - with StratoFyzika - 2017
THÆTA - live visuals and interactivity for dance performance with StratoFyzika - 2015
HITERTOO - generative visuals for live a/v  - with Lenka Kocisova - 2016
Polypalimpsestinator No.1 - Installation - with Alberto De Campo and Hannes Holz - 2014
SHADOWS OF AIKIA - performance screening and talk - ISEA2014 Dubai - 2014
SELF-ABSORPTION - analog reactive visuals for live a/v - with Alexandros Drymonitis - 2014 to  2017
EFFTER - MENS REA - art direction for music video directed by Costa Kalogiros - 2013
SHADOWS OF AIKIA Movement based interactive a/v performance - with StratoFyzika -  2013
II AIKIA II - Movement based interactive a/v performance - with StratoFyzika - 2012
TRION X - video and sound installation at Salon Bruit Berlin -  with Knifeloop and Yoann Trellu -  2012
ALLE CARTE T’ALLENI NELLA TETRA CELLA - generative video - with Emiter&Arszyn - 2012
ATAVISTIC MATTER - dance film - with StratoFyzika - 2012
FIRE -23 - multidisciplinary performance, visuals -  with StratoFyzika - 2012
RIDING ELECTROMAGNETIC CURRENTS, WHIRLING THE VOID - a/v live - with Nicolas Berger -  2012


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WORKING EXPERIENCE


2012 - present | Creative Director and Designer, Video Content and Interactivity for Stage - StratoFyzika
2013 - present | Freelance Art Director and Motion Designer @DCMN Berlin, BBDO Berlin, CHUNKFILM, Lovestone Film and more.
2015 - present | Director video documentation Krake Festival Berlin
2011 - 2013 Full time Motion Designer at Playmedia Berlin - Dir. Christof Schröter christofschroeter.com
2009 - 2011 Full time Motion Designer and Head of Motion/VFX Dep. at Watchmen Berlin watchmen.de
2008 - 2009 Trainee Motion Designer in Video Dep. at ID  MEDIA www.idmediagroup.de
2007 -  Internship as Graphic Designer at ID  MEDIA www.idmediagroup.de
2005 - Video Technician Assistant at Audiovisiva by Esterni - Milan.esterni.org/en/_progetti_/audiovisiva-2
2004 - 2006 - Photo Reporter for Fuorisalone during Milan Design Week - fuorisalone.it

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GRANTS


2020 - Counterpulse SF Combustible Residency - production grant
2019 - Hauptstadtkulturförderung - Cells, Sounds and breeding Souls
2018  - Flanders, state of art  - String Figures audiovisual album 2014 - NPN-Gastspielförderung for Cynetart shows - THÆTA by StratoFyzika

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 


2020        Counterpulse Combustible Residency, San Francisco - US
2019        B-Seite Festival Residency, Mannheim DE
2018        MONOM - 4DSound Budapest, HU
2018         Atelier Real Residency, Lisboa - PT
2017         Atalaia Artes Performativas, Aljustrel - PT
2016         Dance-Tech/Troika Tronix Residency,  Berlin DE
2016        Cultivamo Cultura Residency, Sao Luis PT
2014        L’Estruch Residency, Sabadell Medialab, Barcelona ES
2014        B-Seite Festival Residency, Mannheim DE
2013        Koumaria Residency, Sallasia GR


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COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOPS PARTICIPATION


2018 - DANSATHON - http://www.dansathon.org
2014 - CCL Berlin 2014 - http://choreographiccoding.org
2014 - Isadora Werkstatt 2014
2013 - ArtHackDays Berlin 2013

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TALKS


2019         Ladies Wine and Design Berlin
2018         String Figures Artist talk and live a/v at Feuerwache Köln
2017         String Figures talk at Aberration - Galerie Irrgang Berlin 
2017         Artist Talk at ADAF Athens
2015         ArtistTalk at 4DSOUND Budapest 4DSOUND: Reflections from the Inner Mirror
2014         May LPM Rome Presentation StratoFyzika
2013         Unicorns in Tech Presentation, SoundCloud  Berlin
2013         CTM Education Networking Day, Hau3,
2013         Berlin Scope Sessions - StratoFyzika presentation - Berlin

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TEACHING, WORKSHOPS



2018                     The Expanded Body Lab  - Tanzhaus Düsseldorf
2016-2018           Workshop: FilmArche Film School Berlin - Motion  Graphics and After Effects - beginner and intermediate
2014 - 2020        Private teaching ( Motion Graphics with After Effects  beginners and advanced + Film Title Design )
2013                     Workshop (StratoFyzika) : interdisciplinary performance, from  concept to improvisation and interactive tools.
2013                     Workshop: video mapping and dance impro - over event  FemmeFraktale Berlin - with Barbara Toraldo

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AWARDS



2020 -              SABBIA - Alessandro Cortini - Nominated for Best Music Video Award at BerlinCommercial 2020
2020 -              BATTICUORE - Alessandro Cortini - Nominated for Best Music Video Award at BerlinCommercial 2020
2018/2019 -     Inouï (and free) - Zoë Mc Pherson - Music Video //  
                                Feminist Film. Festival Berlin 2020 / 
                                Aphrodite Film Awards - NYC - Best Experimental Music Video  /
                                Berlin Music Video Awards - Best Experimental /
                                 Independent Film Festival Berlin - Best Music Video /
                                Prisma Awards - Rome - Nominated for Best Music Video category /
                                Silver Sound Showdown - NYC - Finalist Music Video /
                                Video Art and Experimental Film Festival -  NYC - Finalist /
                                Music Video Underground Festival -  Paris - Finalist /
                                Krakow Film Festival - Screening //

2019 -             Komusar - Zoë Mc Pherson - Music Video // AESTHETICA Short Film Festival - York / Seattle True Independent Film Festival
2018 -             Won Live After Effects Competition - Motion.tv Festival - Santa Fe - US
2013 -             Floruit - Logo Animation - 2nd prize Made With After Effects at Motion.tv Festival - Santa Fe - US
2012 -             Selected Competitor  for Cut&Paste - After Effects live competition - Berlin edition