I like this sentence by Timothy Morton. He writes about the agency of a painting by the Aboriginal artist Yukultji Napangati, a painting by which he is spellbound. He concludes:
“We shall see when it comes to talking about art in the time hyperobjects just how significant it is that Napangati somehow manages to combine map and device.”
I ask myself, what this means? How can the artwork both be a mapping of a socioeconomic field, and at the same time a means, maybe a technical means even, to get into relation with that field?