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Telcosystems

Systems for a Processed future by Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden.

Telcosystems is a Rotterdam based experimental art collective consisting of Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden. Through their works they explore the interaction and integration of human expression and programmed machine behavior. This is manifested in their immersive audio-visual installations, as well as in films, videos, soundtracks, prints and live performances.

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Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden are the founding members of Telcosystems. Lucas van der Velden and Gideon Kiers studied at the Interfaculty Image and Sound, a department of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. David Kiers studied at the Sonology department of the Royal Conservatoire. All three live and work in Rotterdam.

In their audiovisual works, Telcosystems investigate the relationship between the behavior of programmed numerical logic and human perception of that behavior. They aim to integrate human expression and programmed machine behavior. This effort is manifested in immersive audiovisual installations, films, videos, soundtracks, prints and 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 concentrate on interaction with these processes. Their work is the result of an ongoing search for their own language of non-referential image and sound, whose aesthetics is closely related to the technology they use. In interaction with machines, Telcosystems fuse the auditory and visual domains into a single immersive spatial experience that explores the limits of the human sensory apparatus.

Telcosystems’ works have been widely exhibited at museums, galleries and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. Their film LOUDTHINGS won the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2009 and the Grand Prix at the 25 FPS festival in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2008.

http://www.telcosystems.net/

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