Pierluigi Sacco and Anjalika Sagar deliver key notes addressing some of the fundamental challenges artistic research practices may face these days.
Sagar is co-founder of The Otolith Group. As protagonists of a post-cinematic filmmaking practice, the work of the group investigates contemporary histories against assumptions of decolonization. Taking the form of a “science fiction of the present”, moving images, sonic speculations, performances, publications and installations explore the crises and catastrophes across times and scales.
Sacco is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Chieti-Pescara and affiliate researcher at metaLAB, Harvard University. As a former special adviser of the EU Commission and as a current senior advisor to the OECD, he investigates, analyses and shapes policy frameworks that maintain the conditions for impact and value of art and culture in our societies. Sacco is interim Director of the Policy Club of EIT Culture and Creativity, the new Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).