Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden are the founding members of Telcosystems. Lucas van der Velden (1976, Eindhoven) and Gideon Kiers (1975, Amsterdam) live and work in Rotterdam. Both studied at the Interfaculty Image and Sound, a department at the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy in The Hague. David Kiers (1977, Amsterdam) studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He works and lives in Amsterdam.
In their audiovisual works Telcosystems research the relation between the behavior of programmed numerical logic and the human perception of this behavior; they aim at an integration of human expression and programmed machine behavior. This becomes manifest in the immersive audiovisual installations they make, in films, videos, soundtracks, prints and in live performances. The software they write enables them to compose ever-evolving audiovisual worlds. Telcosystems’ installations and films focus on real-time, self-structuring, generative processes, in their live performances they focus on the interaction with these processes. Their work is the result of an ongoing search for an own language of non-referential image and sound, and is characterized by a lucid and restrained aesthetics, closely related to the technology they use. In interaction with machines Telcosystems fuse the auditive and visual domains into one immersive spatial experience that explores the limits of the human sensory apparatus.
Their work has been shown at museums, galleries and festivals such as Ars Electronica (Linz), IFFR (Rotterdam), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), .MOV festival (Tokyo), EMAF (Osnabrück), Transmediale (Berlin), Sonar (Barcelona), Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen, Short Film Festival Hamburg, Elektra (Montreal), De Appel (Amsterdam), The New York Digital Salon, Mu (Eindhoven), Wood Street Galleries (Pittsburgh), Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Künstlerhaus (Vienna) and 25 FPS (Zagreb).
Their most recent film LOUDTHINGS received the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival 2009 and the Grand Prix 2008 at 25 FPS festival in Zagreb Croatia.