Invisibilisation is a strategy developed by oppressive practices such as racism, sexism, ablism, or speciesism, that prescribe zones of non-experience that render invisible the very process of rendering invisible. Invisibilisation is the reason why most struggles for recognition have striven for a politics of visibility. However, there have also been strategies of ‘becoming-invisible’ such as the activist being- everywhere but not identifying with any existing representation or programme that has created a politics of imperceptibility based on purposeful un-intelligibility.
In recent decades, technology has drastically accelerated the mass production of visibility. The proliferation of over-visible images has given rise to a very different politics of the invisible, a politics that denies visibility to things, objects, and activities that escape the regime of commodification.