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Relational strategies in artistic practice/ritual. Warlock Homage. When you place a certain significance on materials. I believe Joseph Beuys coined it "contextual material". You can see it in his felt and fat works. Another fascinating thing about Beuys is taken from the Wikipedia page I've linked:
"Also in 1958, Beuys begins a cycle of drawings related to Joyce’s Ulysses. Completed in ca.1961, the six exercise books of drawings would constitute, Beuys declared, an extension of Joyce’s seminal novel."