i-D’s Laura Bushell meets Jake and Dinos Chapman ahead of their Barbican talk this Sunday to chat film, and sin.
If the critics are to be believed, those Chapman Brothers are very naughty boys indeed. Given their propensity to gleefully offend and outrage, it’s apt that they will be appearing at the Barbican to talk about sin at a screening of one of their favourite films, Sidney Lumet’s The Offence (1972). Like much of their work, The Offence is a twisted, uncomfortable yet engrossing concoction, which doesn’t try to present the world as a nice cosy place but rather a suffocating hell hole. i-D met up with Jake and Dinos Chapman at their (noisy!) London studio to talk about this rarely seen film, the role of sin in art, and whether it’s ever appropriate to like pictures of puppies.
The Offence + talk with Jake and Dinos Chapman takes place on 25th November 2012 at The Barbican.
Text and Film: Laura Bushell