The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Commission, organized a conference to launch the new Creative Europe Programme for 2021-2027, on June 17-18, in Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon. Experts, practitioners and projects of great impact brought their insights to inspire how to accomplish the vision and objectives of the current cycle. Nuno N. Correia presented the project Moving Digits in a panel dedicated to the High Impact Projects, 17/6/2021: “Experts, practitioners and projects of great impact shall bring their insights to inspire how to accomplish the vision and objectives of the current cycle”.
As part of the Moving Digits project, we organized an online seminar (with Zoom) on dance and technology, 25/Sep/2020. Through technical and artistic presentations, the seminar offered an opportunity to discuss important topics related to dance and technology. It also aimed at sharing some key findings and reflections, as the project was coming to an end. It was organized my MIREVI / HSD. Moving Digits is co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme. Full programme and videos: https://movingdigits.eu/moving-digits-seminar/
On 17 and 18 September 2020, we organized a Moving Digits exhibition at MIREVI, HSD, in Düsseldorf. The exhibition consisted of documentation of performances and workshops, as videos and photo slideshows, as well as installations of the VR pieces developed. The exhibition was only for HSD staff and students, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
SIIDS – Sound, Image and Interaction Doctoral Symposium (4/9/2011) was hosted by ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), and had two tracks: papers track and exhibition. Due to COVID restrictions, it took place entirely online. The 19 selected papers were peer reviewed, presented via Zoom and are available online. There was also a keynote presentation by Prof. Thor Magnusson (University of Sussex). More information: https://siids.arditi.pt. The online exhibition is accessible from: https://siids.arditi.pt/exhibition/
Nuno Correia presented Moving Digits at the seminar Echoes: Research Projects on Technology, Sound and Public Performance in the City. The event took place on the 29th November 2019, at the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, University of Lisbon. Nuno participated in the Technology and Performance panel:
Moderador / Chair: Paula Varanda, Instituto de História de Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
BlackBox Lab: Carla Fernandes, Faculdade de Ciêências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Embodied Audio Visual Interaction Group: Atau Tanaka, Goldsmiths – University of London, United Kingdom
Sound Music Movement Interaction: Frédéric Bévilacqua, IRCAM – Centre Pompidou, France
Moving Digits: Nuno N. Correia, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom / Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute – Universidade da Madeira
TEPe Portugal | Technologically Expanded Performance: Jonas Runa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humans – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal / Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
TEPe Brasil | Technologically Expanded Performance: Ivani Santana, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brasil
The third Moving Digits workshop took place 22-26 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, hosted by Hochschule Düsseldorf and tanzhaus nrw. In this workshop, the concepts developed by four artists during the Moving Digits artistic residency in August 2019 (at Sõltmatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn) were further refined, and presented to an audience. There was also a visit to the MIREVI group of Hochschule Düsseldorf, and a presentation by STARTS resident artist at Moving Digits, Choy Ka Fai.
The four projects developed in the residency were re-interpreted to include the larger group of Moving Digits artists who had participated in workshops 1 and 2 – a total of 12 Moving Digits artists took part.
On the 26th October, there was a showing of the four projects at the Small Stage of tanzhaus nrw (one of the main contemporary dance institutions in Germany). We conducted an audience study, composed of questionnaires to audience members and interviews to 4 volunteers.
In the scope of our Moving Digits technical week, on the 10th May 2019 we had the 1st performance of our new Moving Digits side-project: Moving Digits Sound System, with Raul Masu, Nuno Correia and William Primett at Barreirinha Bar Café, Funchal, Madeira. We tested some of the sound solutions we may explore for the main Moving Digits technical systems. It attracted local media attention.
In the scope of the Moving Digits technical week 6-10 May 2019, on 8/5/2019 we presented 3 talks at M-ITI Classroom in the scope of the Moving Digits project:
Stephan Jürgens – Which corporeal dimensions can be computed in contemporary dance? Novel strategies for the visualisation of choreographic thinking in the past decade
Jochen Feitsch – Motion Capturing Creative Area (MOCCA-Project)
William Primett – Coupling Biomedical Sensors with Choreographic Language
Also in the scope of the Moving Digits technical week, on 10/5/2019 Nuno Correia presented the Moving Digits project to Sports Science undergraduate and graduate students of University of Madeira, and respective teaching staff. There was interest in applying technologies adopted and developed by the Moving Digits project, for dance, to the field of sports. Our thanks to the Sports Science department at University of Madeira, in particular Prof. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia and Prof. Ana Luísa Correia.