Moment of Naivete

by helenawesterlind

What is the human fascination (fetishization) with objects?

The concept of “moment of naivete” as described by Bennett seems to suggest that a receptive mood, a “moment of naivete” is useful in the encounter with an object in order to experience materiality beyond humanity. The concept stresses that objects are not solely products of human agency, not merely socially constituted objects but also suggest a separable “force of matter”. It implies a ”flatness” without a set hierarchy and a breaking down of the dichotomy between human and nonhuman actors.