Alternating Current is myself in conversation with writer and translator Quentin S Crisp. Crisp is responsible for the Chomu Press and his works include texts such as Dadaoism, an anthology exploring the affinities of Dada and Daoist thought.
In this interview we embark on a post-humanist reading of the ancient taoist text, the “Tao Te Ching” in which we discuss the state of the human identity in the light of the rapidly shifting political map of 2016. During one of our interviews, Quentin uses the analogy of ‘alternating current’ to describe human identity, in which ‘the gaps in the frequency allow for possibilities’. This idea of the human identity as occupying both a negative and positive space is explored in this interview.