Trinh, Minh-ha. “Documentary Is/Not a Name,” re self/other

Thus, a subject who points to him or herself as subject-in-process, a work that displays its own formal properties or its own constitution as a work, is bound to upset one’s sense of identity–the familiar distinction between the Same and the Other since the latter is not longer kept in a recognizable relation of dependence, derivation, or approppriation. The process of self-constitution is also that in which the self vacillates and loses its assurance. 95

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