"In a world of intervals—spaces between things—Trinh has the unique ability to connect things and to articulate their interdependence. Presence requires absence, something nothing, reality illusion, and being nonbeing. Trinh's perspective enables her to shed considerable light on the way digital technology 'impacts upon the foundation of our knowledge and upon our perceptions of the world.'" — John Belton, Film Quarterly
"Trinh meditates on the complex interrelations between individual selves speaking from unique and particular places in space and time . . . between speakers-writers and readers-hearers. I would argue that embedded in that meditation are the traditional philosophical issues of nature of self, reality, and knowledge. Most important, however, Trinh touches on what I take as the core essence of philosophy, the reinvention of thought adequate to a changing world."
— Andrea Nye, Hypatia
"Recommended." — J. Belton, Choice
“On formal grounds alone, D-Passage achieves a miraculous level of pushing the basis of academic publishing forward and calls into question the motivations behind any kind of ‘safe’ work, be it in the name of art or academia. Fortunately, Trinh is not only a provocateur in the best sense, but also a rigorous intellectual who is fully capable of managing experimental approaches without allowing these potentially unwieldy attempts to overwhelm the content of her work. Even better still – she appears to have a wicked sense of humor about it all.” — Clayton Dillard, Journal of American Culture
"Trinh consistently challenges the readers to deform and form their understandings of digital arts and film, particularly in thinking of the impact of technology on the spirit of cinema. D-Passage transcends the clarity that academic discourse demands and makes itself readable for those who are willing to take up the challenge." — Arezou Zalipour, Media International Australia
"D-Passage is a nuanced and original intervention in new media and digital arts. For Trinh T. Minh-ha, the digital artwork, or 'd-work,' is characterized not by the technology that delivers it but by the 'passage' itself: digital form achieved in flux, in the movement of experience and sensation through the work. Words are never merely words in her work, and the same is true for images, ideas, sounds, music, voices, faces and figures, movement and tone. Everything is marked by a passage elsewhere." — Akira Mizuta Lippit, author of Ex-Cinema: From a Theory of Experimental Film and Video