Aspects of Invisibility

So far, in my research and conversations, I’ve uncovered a few different areas where Invisibility shows up.

INVISIBLE THINGS
Light
Sound
Words
Air
Breath
Beliefs
Thoughts
Feelings
Love
Pain
The Soul
The G-spot
Joy
Faith
God/Allah
Disease
PCB’s

INVISIBLE (HIDDEN) EVENTS
Government Genocides – Small Pox-contaminated blankets given to the native people of Victoria, resulting in 65% reduction of the indigenous population.
Mining Disasters

CONSPICUOUS INVISIBILITY (as described by Jean Ulrick Desert – a blindness/denial of?)
Racism
White Privilege
Gender inequality
Xenophobia

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.
Marginalized populations
People of color
Child sexual assault victims

INVISIBLE TRUTHS & VIOLATIONS
Toxic waste
Environmental violations
Government-initiated genocides
Corporate greed and exploitation

One thought on “Aspects of Invisibility

  1. Dana says:

    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.

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