To say that lines are performative is to say that we find our way and we know which direction we face only as an effect of work, which is often hidden from view.
Ahmed, Sara (2006-11-13). Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others . Duke University Press. Kindle Edition.
Critical theory's assertion that power distorts communication must be addressed, along with the economic and political basis of our knowing lest our work unwittingly serve oppressive powers, (p. 209-210)
Jacobs, D. T. (2008). The authentic dissertation: alternative ways of knowing, research, and representation. London; New York: Routledge, 2008.