David Kirkpatrick is an Australian sound and multimedia artist who explores the increasingly blurred intersections between the physical and the virtual and the effect this has on life, society and the environment. His practice encompasses the areas of composition and sound design, projection and live visuals, and interactive design.
A selection of his past works include a dance/video/sound collaboration with dancer Anna Kuroda in Japan (Static Cocoon), a multimedia theatre collaboration with Sydney’s Shopfront and Japan’s Nibroll (Superperfect), a live performance with car part instruments and infra-red motion tracking (Alternate Directive), theatre scores (Bustown) and audiovisual compositions (Unite).
David graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2008 with a BCA First Class Honours (Sound - Composition and Music Production). He has received various accolades including Australia Council Digital Culture Fund funding (2010), an Australia Council ArtStart Grant (2009), a Fellowship of Australian Composers Award for Best Composition by an Undergraduate Composer (2007) and a University of Wollongong Honours Scholarship (2007).
David has worked with, performed for or been exhibited at various organisations to date including ST Spot (Japan), Steep Slope (Japan), Japan Women’s College of Physical Education (Japan), ANU (Canberra), IPAC (Wollongong), Oak Flats Public School (Regional NSW), Project Contemporary Artspace (Wollongong) and UOW (Wollongong), as well as at Sydney’s Downstairs Belvoir, Shopfront, ATYP, Casula Powerhouse, Don’t Look Gallery, iCinema, PACT, PYT and Sydney Theatre. He is a Shopfront board member and the chairperson of YAK Events.