Benjamin Cisterne-Lighting Designer
Benjamin is renowned for creating bold designs, based in light, that are integral to a performance. He is passionate about the capability of light in performance design and its role in art, and works collaboratively on projects across all art forms. Since completing his studies in 2002 at the WA Academy of Performing arts Benjamin has been instrumental in the development of new techniques in lighting design for the performing arts and exhibition industries. He runs a multidisciplinary business and has had a very successful career to date with many honours being awarded to him from bodies such as the Greenroom Association (for performing arts design) and the Illuminating Engineers Society (for exhibition design). Benjamin has extensive experience working both nationally and internationally, leading teams of designers in the creation of lighting designs and specification of multimedia services for various performance, exhibition/museum, and architectural projects and has a reputation as being the person to solve a problem. Benjamin has been at the forefront of this field for many years, he is known internationally for creating show control technologies and has created interactive and multimedia controls for performance and installation environments.
Benjamin is well known as a designer for contemporary dance and has been a driving part of the creative team for companies such as: The Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton Projects, Balletlab, Sydney Dance Company, Stompin, Force Majeure, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dance North, Splinter Group and many more independent groups.