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 and consultation for other artists' artworks and exhibitions.
Fausto has lit productions in conventional venues like theatres, studios and galleries, alongside less conventional locations like multilevel car parks, large outdoor installations and an abandoned restaurant.
Fausto's approach to lighting design organically embraces a wide range of visual techniques, deploys specifically made lighting, mechanical objects, and uses creative coding to build custom made softwares.
In his work, 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 and video design are also implemented as an organic element of the show, and become distinctive production assets to create stunning and unique aesthetics.
As a freelancer, Fausto has designed shows and worked for: Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia, Australian Ballet, New Zealand International Arts Festival, MAU, Bangarra, MCA, Biennale of Sydney, Post, Victoria Hunt, Kate Gaul, Roslyn Oades, The Cad Factory, Urban Theatre Projects, Teatro Stabile di Torino and many more.
Fausto recently designed the lighting and developed a custom made software for The NightLine, an immersive work that crafts together installation, performance, and a powerful sound piece, set in an abandoned restaurant.
Research and area of interests extend to hardware/software prototyping, visual/interactive projects, playing bass guitar, recording and producing music.
Fausto received the 2018 Green Room Award for Best Visual Design for Tangiwai, directed by Victoria Hunt, which he designed the lighting for and developed the software/hardware to manipulate the water effects in real time.
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Linkedin Profile: linkedin.com/FaustoBrusamolino
Terrorist Apostate, end of 2nd development showing (2018)
Multiply Body, Evaporative Body, research session (2018)
Black and White, dir Margie Medlin, filming session (2018)
Summer Creative Play, Sydney Opera House (2018)
Who Dreamed It, Ensemble Offspring (2017)
Home Country , Urban Theatre Project (2017)
Kontiki Racket, EnsembleOffspring (2016)
Sangkuriang, WeiZen (2016)
the Secret Noise, Ensemble Offspring (2014)
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
The NightLine, Roslyn Oades (2018): development of custom made software to control the entire lighting installation.
Multiply Body, Evaporative Body, Research session (2018): Generative video design and Depth Camera concept, software design, prototyping and testing of depth camera system and interface.
Obscene Madame D, Theatre Kantanka (2018): concept, software design, prototyping and development of interface for controlling and manipulating clusters of lighting on the fly, via live generated video content
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 and mist controller, controlled live from a lighting desk
Nominations & Awards
TangiWai: WINNER of Award 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: WINNER Best Production for Young People 2017, Sydney Theatre Awards
The Secret Noise: WINNER APRA/AMC Award as Best Instrumental Work of the Year 2015
Sleep Wake: WINNER Gold Award The Designer’s Institute of NZ Best Awards, 2009
Sleep Wake: WINNER Fringe Award for Best Production Design NZ, 2009