Exmilitary Presents: Andrew Culp,
Invisibility and the Politics of Disappearance



Anonymous, concealed, covert, encrypted, opaque, underground, under cover, unintelligible, hidden in plain sight. This is a paean to invisibility. It is not a call for democratizing presence. You will not find it shouting in the streets for better representation. It wants nothing to do with appearance, that essential prop necessary for staging dramas of consciousness raising, visibility politics, and the fight for recognition. Against those who treat politics as as the challenge of overcoming ignorance or miscommunication, it praises the shared movement of all who make-common the notion: “Flee visibility. Turn anonymity into an offensive position” (The Coming Insurrection, 112).

On Oct 4, Andrew Culp spoke at the Lang Cafe at the New School, with an introduction by Leo Zausen and a response by Jose Rosales (SUNY Stony Brook - Philosophy).