Benjamin Cisterne

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 with creatives 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 has extensive experience working both nationally and internationally, leading teams of designers in the creation of lighting designs and multimedia for various performance, exhibition/museum and architectural projects.

Having been at the forefront of his field for many years, Benjamin is known internationally and has created interactive and multimedia controls for performance and installation environments. Benjamin runs a multidisciplinary business and has had a very successful career to date with honours being awarded to him from bodies such as the Greenroom Association for performing arts design and the Illuminating Engineers Society for exhibition design.

He has been a driving part of the creative team for companies such as: The Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton Projects, Balletlab, Stompin, Force Majeure, Lucy Guerin Inc, Dance North, Splinter Group and many more independent artists. Benjamin’s body of work in exhibition lighting design and specification can be seen Australia-wide at many prestigious institutions including: The Australian War Memorial, National Sports Museum, The Australian Museum, Melbourne Zoo, Federation Square, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, The Reserve Bank of Australia, The Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre, The Australian Infantry Museum and The Queensland Museum.

Benjamin’s lighting design for Sydney Dance Company’s 2 One Another has been nominated for a 2012 Green Room Award. His other work for Sydney Dance Company includes Project Rameau, Contemporary Women and Emergence.