In a new performance we will present a status update of our long-running research into spatial media. In this site-specific performance, this research manifests through sound and light as a means to explore, interrogate and modulate the architecture of Brutus. The performance will take place on June 16 2023. More information here.

Remote Collaboration Infrastructure 2022

With the Remote Collaboration Infrastructure project, we have investigated the possibilities of remote collaboration via the Internet in real time on audiovisual projects. Existing commercial technical solutions for remote collaboration fall short on a number of important points for us to be able to collaborate in real time on our audiovisual projects. Read more about our research here.


TESTFILM #1 will be screened as part of the shortfilm programme at the 37th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Canada. The screening will take place on May 22th at 11am, more information here.

TESTFILM #1 AT WRO Media Art Biennale 2021

The opening days of the 19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO will take place on May 12-15. In anticipation of possible restrictions related to the pandemic, both in Poland and in the artists’ countries of origin, we will carry out the entire program successively until the end of 2021. More here.

TESTFILM #1 AT Rencontres Internationales Paris 2021

Rencontres Internationales Paris will take place from 23 to 28 February 2021 in a hybrid form, live from the Louvre auditorium, with events and programmes filmed and broadcast live on our website, simultaneously accessible in a new immersive space developed for the occasion. See for more information here.

TESTFILM #1 AT Unseen Festival Dubrovnik 2020

Special online screening at the 4th Edition of the Unseen Festival on December 12, 2020 in Dubrovnik. More here.

TESTFILM #1 AT London Short Film Festival 2021

The 18th London Short Film Festival will take place from 15 – 23 January 2021. 

TESTFILM #1 featured in Labocine’s VOD issue 52

Labocine is a hybrid platform that showcases thought-provoking and innovative science video content. More here.

TESTFILM #1 at Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2020

The 37th edition of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival presents 52 feature-length and 171 short films from 53 countries, from 17-22 November 2020. A first overview of this year’s program schedule is now available here


We are delighted TESTFILM #1 got the Experience Palmares awarded at the 20th edition of Un festival c’est trop court – Nice Short Film Festival. Merci beaucoup!

TESTFILM #1 at Curtocircuíto International Film Festival 2020

The 17th edition of the Curtocircuíto – International Film Festival presents TESTFILM #1 as part of the competition programme radar. More about this year’s program here.

Nice Short Film Festival screening TESTFILM #1

The 20th edition of Un festival c’est trop court – Nice Short Film Festival, will take place from October 9-16 2020 in Nice. More information here.


The jury writes: “We give our very special mention to TESTFILM #1, a film manifesto that deals with the very basis of experimental film: the critical deconstruction of technology that both enables and sets its limits”.
Hvala Puno! 

TESTFILM #1 at Imagine Science Film Festival 2020

The 13th edition of the Imagine Science Film Festival will be fully online due to the current world crisis. With an ambitious 8 day schedule including 28 programs with over 80 films, with 30 countries represented. Full Schedule here.

TESTFILM #1 at 25 FPS 2020 Zagreb

TESTFILM #1 is selected for the 16th 25 FPS Festival Competition programme. 25 FPS will take place from September 24th to 27th in Zagreb. More information here.

TESTFILM #1 winner of FEKK Yu 2020 Award!

We are very honoured winning the FEKK Yu Award in these abnormal times. The jury states: “Concerns about the future of cinema […] are not scarse nor are they a thing of modern age – but they are rarely expressed through the form and the medium they discuss. Testfilm #1 enlightens the public by analitically confronting the matter (experimental film) and the obstacle in it’s sheer existance”. HVALA and thank you!

TESTFILM #1 part of FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival

We are pleased to announce that FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival selected TESTFILM #1 for it’s FeKK YU program. This year’s motto is #katastrofekk and says it all. Read their full program statement here.

Scape_Time at LIMA Online

On Wednesday 3 June 2020 Martijn van Boven will present Scape_Time as part of the programme Slicing of Time. For this edition van Boven selected works form the LIMA collection that bring to the fore the slicing of time via different types of systems of software, hardware and through optical means. More details here.


We are very honoured to announce our latest film TESTFILM #1 will have its world premiere at the 49th edition of the renowned International Film Festival Rotterdam, held from 22nd Jan to 2nd Feb 2020. TESTFILM #1 will screen on 25th and 26th Jan in the Bright Future Shorts featuring experimental films and audiovisual performances.

New film – Testfilm #1!

We have finished a new film in the TESTFILM series! In TESTFILM #1 we explore the creative possibilities of the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) – the new global infrastructure for film projection in cinemas. Hopefully we will announce the premiere screening soon.


DEORBIT AT videoEx Zürich

Vertical Cinema is set to be screened at videoEx festival in Zürich. On Friday 1 June 2018 Deorbit, as part of Vertical Cinema, will be presented by videoEx in collaboration with Rote Fabrik and Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. More inforation here.

Deorbit at Inversia Festival Murmansk

On 3 February 2018, Vertical Cinema will be screening at Inversia Festival. Seven films, including Deorbit, will be shown in Murmansk, Russia, as part of the international audiovisual festival over the Polar circle. More about the event on the VC website!


On 31 January 2018, in collaboration with the Church of Sweden, the Göteborg Film Festival presents Deorbit as part of Vertical Cinema for the first time in the Nordic region. More about the event on the VC website.

Testfilm #4 @ EYE

Testfilm #4 is a mapping film which can be seen on the EYE building 25 – 28 January and 3 – 10 February 2018 as a part of the seventh edition of Amsterdam Light Festival.

Testfilm #3 – Bini Oculus @ Klankvorm

We are performing our new piece Testfilm #3 – Bini Oculus at V2 in Rotterdam on December 15, 2017 together with Nicky Assmann & Robert Pravda, and Kasia Justka. More about the show on the Klankvorm website.

Machine Visions at Screen City Biennial

Join us for the live performance of Machine Visions at the Screen City Biennial in Stavanger, Norway, on 13th of October 2017.

Machine Visions at Atelier Nord ANX

We are performing Machine Visions at the Atelier Nord ANX in Oslo on the 11th of October 2017.

Resonanz presentation: Paris

See you at Refrag Festival, hosted by Parsons University Paris, for the Resonanz book presentation on 3 April 2017.

Resonanz presentation: Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

See you at the Willem de Kooning Academy for another Resonanz presentation. We’ll be at the Media Design / Experimental Publishing master’s department on 14 February 2017.


Deorbit at Göteborg Film Festival

On 31 January 2017, the Göteborg Film Festival presents Vertical Cinema for the first time in the Nordic region! Deorbit will be screened together with eight other films by renowned experimental filmmakers. More about the event on Vertical Cinema website.

Resonanz presentation: De Player, Rotterdam

Looking forward to the Resonanz presentation at De Player as a part of Pushing the Score event. See you there on 20 January 2017. More info here.


Resonanz at Dutch Design Week

Resonanz will be exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2016 in Eindhoven.

Resonanz at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

On Friday, October 20, we will present Resonanz at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, as part of the first edition of Stedelijk Book Club: Press! Print! Publish!.

Resonanz at Frankfurter Buchmesse exhibition

Resonanz will be exhibited at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, as part of the Flanders & the Netherlands pavilion. The Buchmesse opens October 18, and runs until October 23.

Resonanz at Open Fields exhibition Riga

On September 29 the exhibition Open Fields opens in Riga, presenting Resonanz, amongst others works. The exhibition is organised by our wonderful friends at RIXC, who have invited us several times in the last 17 years to present our work in Riga. It is a great exhibition in a very beautiful — recently opened — new building of the The National Library of Latvia. The exhibition stays on until November 2, 2016.

Resonanz presentation: Zagreb

Join us for the presentation of our Resonanz sound’n’image book at the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb, 5 May 2016, Student Centre, Zagreb.

Telcosystems & BJ Nilsen at Showroom of Contemporary Sound

A special collaboration between Telcosystems and BJ Nilsen at the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb on May 4, 2016. Join us for the spatial sound performance in the French Pavillion!


Deorbit at GEGENkino

Deorbit will be screened at the next edition of GEGENkino as part of the Vertical Cinema programme with a screening at the Paul Gerhardt Church on 28 April.


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Vertical Cinema creates alternative experiences and poses interesting artistic challenges that are highly suitable for GEGENkino and especially the theme explored during this third edition of the festival: Space.
The festival strives to challenge the conventions of cinema, explore what else is possible and move beyond boundaries. Space, a subject that often goes unnoticed, is often taken as a given but is, in fact, full of meaning. GEGENkino departs from conventional cinema spaces to illuminate alternative venues with projected images.
Vertical Cinema filmmaker Johann Lurf will give an introductory talk about the project and his Vertical Cinema work Pyramid Flare.
Visit Gegenkino’s website for more details about the venue, tickets, the festival and the full programme.


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Loudthings touring US

Our friends of Macular are currently on a US tour, on which they are also bringing a showcase of Dutch experimental film and videoworks. As part of this showcase, Loudthings will be shown on April 8 at Human Resources in Los Angeles and on April 24 at the Gray Area festival in San Francisco.


Resonanz presentation: ArtEZ

We are happy to present Resonanz at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, to both Graphic and Interaction Design departments, on 4 April 2016.

Resonanz presentation: ArtScience, KABK, Den Haag

Our first public presentation of the Resonanz project, our new experimental soundimage book, will happen on 29 March 2016 at the ArtScience Interfaculty (KABK) in the Hague.


Deorbit at Baltā Nakts 2015

Deorbit is part of the Vertical Cinema programme at Baltā Nakts 2015 in Riga. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Riga’s annual all-night arts festival (Nuit Blanche), the programme centers around the subject of Light with more than 45 events and presentations at various locations across town.

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During this night of the arts on 5/6 September, Vertical Cinema will light up the grandiose Riga Concert Hall.
Vertical Cinema at Baltā Nakts is hosted by RIXC Center for New Media Culture and kindly supported by Riga City Council, Mondriaan Fund and The Netherlands Embassy in Riga.

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Deorbit Australian premiere at MIFF 2015

Deorbit will be part of Vertical Cinema’s Australian premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). A special feature within the MIFF film programme, Vertical Cinema will be presented twice at the Deakin Edge theatre in Melbourne on 14 August.


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Vertical Cinema filmmaker Joost Rekveld and technical producer Erwin van ’t Hart will take part in MIFF’s Talking Pictures – Cinema, Reimagined. They will be joined by artist Sally Golding and University of Melbourne lecturers Wendy Haslem and Scott McQuire.

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Hello world 2.0.

We are very happy to announce our new Telscosystems website! Once it’s completely sorted and updated, it will present all of our works, future projects and plans, interviews, images, sounds, videos, and will serve as a sort of a simple archive of our artistic practice.

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Telcosystems have been founded on a very significant date, 9.11.2001, and in the past 14 years, we have been active in different fields, but always somewhere on the territory of ‘art-science’: we made films on film, computer generated videos, installations, live performances, we made sound pieces, prints, publications and special, sound and image books, we have collaborated with numerous artists, initiated several special projects, travelled with our work on few tours, and often curated ourselves for different venues, both cinemas, and galleries. An archive that we have built on this website was not easy to compile since it includes sorting truly large data, evaluating, troubles with different, now obsolete formats, and scanning the internet for missing information. This website is a work in progress.

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Vexed awarded in Ann Arbor

Vexed won the Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film at the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Peter Wilde was a long-time projectionist for the festival and master of special effects, and this award honours creativity and pursuit of new techniques.

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This is the second award for the Telcosystems coming from Ann Arbor: three years ago they won the Gus Van Sant Award for the best experimental film for their Loudthings.

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Loudthings in Cinématographe, Nantes

Loudthings will be screened in Cinématographe in Nantes, on the 27th of March as part of the evening Texture et surface, alongside work by Takashi Makino & Jim O’Rourke, László Moholy-Nagy, Tina Frank & Florian Hecker, Fred Worden and more.