Modina project's team came together for the first time with the five artist duos made up of choreographers and creative technologists, which where selected from first call for residencies (91 applications in general). Eleven representatives from partnering institutions, who in future will be involved with the MODINA residencies throughout 2024, also took part in the meeting.
From the side of Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, in the meeting took part Associate Professor in Digital Transformation Nuno Correia, Research Fellow in Movement and Computational Creativity William Primett, Director of the School of Digital Technologies, Professor Peeter Normak, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction David Lamas, Professor in Digital Transformation Merja Bauters, and several PhD students. There were also guests from Baltic Film and Media School and Estonian Academy of Arts.
Two panel discussions were held amongst the invited artists, exchanging views around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and audience interaction in the context of dance performance. The artists also took part in a creative ideation exercise, allowing them to envision unique prototypes from a collage of drawings, body maps, Polaroid photos, and other imagery.
MODINA aims to expand the creative possibilities for contemporary dance performances using digital technology, targeting dance artists, creative technologists, and audiences.