Damian Castaldi is an artist currently based in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
His career is built on a practice of mixed media installation, performance, electroacoustic and audio-visual production.
The conceptual and creative focus in his work varies from exploring playful human/object based interaction to more severe community based human/environment or human/human based interaction. The technical focus is on designing real-time interactive systems using software, sensors, signal processing, new musical instruments and sculptural objects for performance, assemblage and multi platform audio-visual installation.
He is a co-director with Solange Kershaw of The Last Bureau and currently works in the Blue Mountains and the mid to central west regional communities of New South Wales.
Within Australia Damian has worked, exhibited, performed and broadcast in Katoomba, Newcastle, Brisbane, Pekina, Adelaide, Kandos, Rylstone, Forbes, Bilpin, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney. He has represented Australia in radio & Internet broadcast, exhibitions, symposium, conferences and performances, in Montréal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Holland, Barcelona, Paris, Weimar, Liverpool and New Zealand.
A current resume is available on request.
Recent activity includes …
PERFORMATURE: PERFORMATEUR #3 – a short residency and performance event at STST.ARI – 6,7,8 MAY 2021
RAINFALLS – SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD 2021
SHIFT+CONTROL+EXIT – Nine contemporary artists explore issues related to COVID 19 as they occur in real time – JUNE 2020
INTO THE WOODS RED MOUNTAIN HOOD – Sculpture at Scenic World – – APRIL 2019
THE ELECTRIC WZ … Portrait of WeiZen Ho for the Blue Mountains Portrait Exhibition – – JAN 2019
LITTLE CREATURE CABINETS – SOLO EXHIBITION Gallery ONE88 – – JAN 2019
UNUSUAL BIRDS – Sculpture at Scenic World – – APRIL 2018
PLANE DOWN OVER KANDOS – BMCC Collectors edition #5 – – APRIL 2018
#23 SOUNDBITESBODY – – FEBRUARY 2016
PLAY FOR TIME – BMCC Exposé program – – SEPT/OCTOBER 2015
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – BUNDANON TRUST – – JULY 2015