Jake Chapman

  • Jake Chapman

    FROM THE START my brother, Dinos, and I speculated that the media would absorb anything we gave it, that even the most traumatizing image we could produce would ultimately be accommodated through some kind of positivist discourse. No matter how malevolent our art, the receiving side always seems to assign it a use-value so that rather than producing schisms in the network, what we make more often produces a method by which schisms can be closed. For example, for our 2008 project If Hitler Had Been a Hippy How Happy We Would Be, we filled in Hitler’s drawings. You wonder how you could possiby