So far, in my research and conversations, I’ve uncovered a few different areas where Invisibility shows up.
INVISIBLE (HIDDEN) EVENTS
Government Genocides – Small Pox-contaminated blankets given to the native people of Victoria, resulting in 65% reduction of the indigenous population.
CONSPICUOUS INVISIBILITY (as described by Jean Ulrick Desert – a blindness/denial of?)
FEELING INVISIBLE (Feeling unseen, un-cared-for and ignored; and conversely, feeling too visible/different/noticeable, accompanied by a fear of drawing attention to oneself that may be dangerous (Jews/Blacks/Trans) as well as the loneliness and pain of not belonging.
People of color
Child sexual assault victims
INVISIBLE TRUTHS & VIOLATIONS
Corporate greed and exploitation
One thought on “Aspects of Invisibility”
Space built for social use – buildings, architecture, cities – has the characteristic that is is not a thing that you can see or touch; it is made “visible” only by the objects that enclose it, define it, separate it. Yet it can be experienced and has tangibility in that there is form and pattern to space. And logic. So it is something that is invisible, yet becomes not invisible when given visibility by the objects that make the space. It is a class or type of visibility that needs something other than itself to be visible.