We spoke with the artist to discuss figurarive portraiture, avatars and private art collections.
Which pieces in this show do you feel are most representative of your style, and why?
Say "keep waiting" if you want just wait without talking to the bot. If no response available immediately, say "Keep Waiting" to wait for some more time or start a new chat saying "Start a new chat".
When a real user comes, we connect you with this person instead of the bot, A random chat partner selected for each new chat.
Celia Hempton at Chat Random, Southard Reid In a landscape of artists who analyse the internet through their work, Celia Hempton's paintings stand out as a direct and unfussy representation of online culture.
Hempton uses the website Chat Random to interact with stangers across the globe with one hand, whilst she paints what she can see of them with the other.
Its like ICQ and Chatroulette hooked up and had an IM baby.If you’re old enough to remember the internet in the late ’90s, you’ll also remember the glory days of chat rooms and instant messaging—not only with friends, but also strangers scattered across the globe.Now, a new Facebook Messenger bot attempts to recreate that stranger-induced high with Chatible, which facilitates a random conversation between anonymous parties.How big problem am I in if say the parents find out? But those aren't odds that I'd ever gamble with and neither should you. However, you're walking a thin line here, VERY thin!Why would you even want to buy this kind of trouble? Get her parents on the phone and ask them how they feel about it. One slip up, one sexual inuendo, whether "she" provoked it or not, and you've crossed that line.