At times, her ambition seems as expansive as these fields of colour: to make scenery of enveloping skin, and to turn bodies into boundless worlds. This year, she has had solo shows at Galerie Sultana, Paris, France, and White Cubicle, The George and Dragon.Her work was also included in ' La Femme de Trente Ans' (A Woman of 30), Art: Concept, Paris; ' Odradek', Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France; fig-2 25/50, ICA Studio, London, UK.
Last year, these broad, overlapping patches of dead colour, accented by scumbled streaks, greedily covered the walls in Hempton’s presentation at the 10th Gwangju Biennale and her show at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome.Yet, there is an evacuated quality, too; the larger expanse of skin carries an anaemic cast. The frontal framing of buttocks in (1980), but the comparison serves to show up the former’s odd docility, the subject aimless in his blue surroundings.Although Hempton’s nudes are typically titled with proper names, they are impersonal, their faces cropped out.Hempton asks random men if she can paint them, and then, brush in one hand and typing with the other, she depicts as much of the on-screen feed as the subject’s patience – or arousal – allows.To see and be seen: this aspect of Chatrandom is compulsive, trance-like and occasionally aggressive.Update 8/18/2017 PM PST: The roll out is now up another 10% to a total of 20% of our players. Starting today, we will be testing out Video Chat and Screen Sharing with 5% of desktop players (registered before today). We’re still at least a month out from considering a full launch. We’re measuring and testing bandwidth; acquiring and implementing more backend servers; and praying our code actually works. For now, video chat and screen share are only available in one on one calls and group DMs (not servers).
Update 8/17/2017 PM PST: We’ve now rolled out video chat to 10% of players, all Discord Partners, and all Discord Nitro subscribers (yes, buying Nitro will get you beta access). This does mean you can have up to ten people using this feature at once in a call (although you may experience reduced quality after five people).
Once you got the call going, select the video option to show your face parts over the web.
Alternatively, select the screen share option to send your screen pixels.
When Hempton denotes Chatrandom as ‘wild’, she means in the sense of an untamed, uncharted terrain.
(1979), the tale of an incursion into the feral, forbidden ‘Zone’.
Update 9/11/2017 PM PST: The roll out is now up another 10% to a total of 40% of our players.