Serving partly as painterly documentations of Hempton’s encounters, the Chat Randoms are borne of and extend from Hempton’s approach to painting and its drive for exploration of the performative act of making work.Hempton also makes landscapes having placed herself in situations where disturbance or sense of discomfort have been present, for example close to the crater on the active volcano of Stromboli.Similarly Hempton’s recent wall painting installations on which she has hung groups of canvases, for example the recent work at the Gwangju Biennale, operate as abstractions, made quickly, in response to the architectural surroundings of their situation and an extension of her palette outside the framework of the canvases.Hempton has described the act of looking for models on Chat Random as having a sense of wilderness about it and acknowledges a differing tone from the intimacy of painting those known to her.
Chatrandom.com, like its alternative chatroulette.com, began with a utopian incentive to provide a global platform for human interaction and has largely evolved into a site used for sexual encounter or exposure.I'm not as young as I used to be.) "Well, that's not how I'd put it," he said, "but ..." He pointed out I could write a story called: "Why I'll never go on Chatroulette again." Then, he threw in a promise that he'd take me along the next time he got a media invite to Ted Haggard's house. I said, "Yes." I guess I have a soft spot for perverts. *** I don't like to back out of my agreements, but I'll admit that when Bill shows up at my house on Saturday night, it takes me two very tall glasses of boxed Chablis to stick to this one. Fortunately, my friend Bill — my always sensitive and caring friend — can't help saying, "So, what is wrong with you tonight? As new chatters appear in a window on-screen, he types as fast as he can, politely asking if they'll answer questions for a news story.