Each situation is endowed with a particular atmosphere. Each circumstance bring about a specific environment: a significant but non-objectified, precise but vague, ephemeral and enveloping presence. Contingent Agencies is an artistic research project initiated by Alex Arteaga and Nikolaus Gansterer to inquire into the agencies of the different entities that enable the emergence of this kind of presences. This project aims at developing specific practices of notation and reflection that allows for a comprehensive understanding of these agencies and their mutually conditioning relationships.

Contingent Agencies is a four year research endeavor [2019-2022] that will be inaugurated in the framework of the Research Pavilion #3 at the 58th Venice Biennale.