Fausto Brusamolino Bio

FAUSTO BRUSAMOLINO is a lighting designer and creative coder based in Sydney, Australia.

Fausto designs lighting for live performances and filming, creates his own lighting installations, and provides lighting designs for other artists' artworks and exhibitions.

Fausto has lit productions in conventional venues like theatres, studios and galleries, as well as less conventional locations like multilevel car parks and large outdoor installations in regional Australia. 

Fausto's approach to lighting design organically embraces a wide range of visual techniques and deploys custom made objects.  

Creative coding is used as a ground for personal research, for prototyping visual solutions, and for building user interfaces to control clusters of lighting or other scenic effects . Creative coding is also implemented as an organic element of the show, and becomes a unique production asset to create stunning and unique aesthetics.

Fausto lighting designs support and work hand in hand with all aspects of a production. Every design and artistic element of a production (costume and set design, video design, sound design, direction, cast, leading artist, clients and stakeholders...) are taken into account and fed into the designing and devising stages.

As a freelancer, Fausto has designed shows for and collaborated with:  Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia, Australian Ballet, New Zealand International Arts Festival, MAU, Bangarra, MCA, Biennale of Sydney, Post, Victoria Hunt, The Cad Factory, Ruckus, Urban Theatre Projects, Teatro Stabile di Torino and many more. 

Fausto recently designed the lighting and created lighting installations for Shadow Places, a temporary large outdoor work installed on a travelling stock reserve in Narrandera NSW. The outdoor work included several video installations, lighting installations, textile artworks and live performances.

Fausto designed the lighting and implemented the water effects for the 2016 Helpmann Award nominated Tangiwai, directed by Victoria Hunt, a production that crafts together contemporary dance, unique water effects, an original score, live generated videos, live manipulated lighting and art installation. 

Fausto's research and area on interests extend to hardware/software prototyping, visual/interactive projects, playing bass guitar, recording and producing music.

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Lighting Designer

Art Installation, Biljana Novakovic, SCA Sydney(2018)

Black and White, dir Margie Medlin, filming (2018)

Mission Songs Project, Sydney Festival (2018)

Summer Creative Play, Sydney Opera House (2018)

Shadow Places, CAD Factory (2017)

No End of Blame, Sport for Jove (2017)

Who Dreamed It, Ensemble Offspring (2017)

Dignity of Risk, ATYP (2017)

Mission Songs Project, Jessie Lloyd (2017)

Ich Nibber Dibber, Post  (2017)

Home Country , Urban Theatre Project (2017)

Kontiki Racket, EnsembleOffspring  (2016)

Spirit of Things, Stiff Gins (2016)

Sangkuriang, WeiZen (2016)

Speed of Life, Ruckus (2016)

TangiWai, Victoria Hunt (2015) lighting and water effects 

the Secret Noise, Ensemble Offspring (2014)

Florodora (2009)

the Outing, Red Boots Productions (2008)

Glengarry Glen Ross, Gank (2007) lighting and set designer

la Bisbetica Domata, Gank (2007) lighting and set designer

Vita Prigioniera (2007)

i Pazzi per Progetto, Opera Barga (2007)


Creative Coding & Generative Design

Black and White, directed by Margie Medlin, generative and interactive video design for Filming Sessions (2018)

Shadow Places (2017) Burnt Car Installation: concept, design, software development and prototyping.

Time Lapse (2017)  software development for time lapse app used for Creative Play 2017  at the Sydney Opera House

Sangkuriang (2016) concept, design and software development of interactive video content

TangiWai (2015) concept, design, prototyping and software development of custom made water controller, controlled live from a  lighting desk



Nominations & Awards

TangiWai: Nomination for Best Visual  Design, 2018, Green Room Award

TangiWai: Nomination for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production 2016 Helpmann Awards

TangiWai: Nomination for 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

TangiWai: Nomination for "Best on Stage" 2015 SMAC awards

Dignity of Risk: Best Production for Young People 2017, Sydney Theatre Awards

The Secret Noise: APRA/AMC Award as Best Instrumental Work of the Year 2015

Sleep Wake: Gold Award The Designer’s Institute of NZ Best Awards, 2009

Sleep Wake: Fringe  Award  for Best Production Design NZ, 2009

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