“To imagine is to form experiences in the mind. These can be recreations of past experiences as they happened such as vivid memories with imagined changes, or they can be completely invented and possibly fantastic scenes.” Szczelkun, Stefan (2018-03-03). SENSE THINK ACT: a collection of exercises to experience total human ability. Stefan Szczelkun. ISBN 9781870736107.
You could caricature Derrida as responding to Austin's demonstration of explicit performatives by saying, "But the only really interesting part of it is how all language is performative"; and Judith Butler as adding, "Not only that, but it's most performative when its performativity is least explicit–indeed, arguably, most of all when it isn't even embodied in actual words."
Well, I was and yet I was invisible, that was the fundamental contradiction. I was and yet I was unseen.