“I Saw You” gets candid with CAA conference go-ers, capturing the movers and ‘shapers’ of the conference in the act.
Your blogger ran into Christopher Wille, an artist and educator currently based in Normal, Illinois. Chris has taught at Illinois State University.
Is it a privilege to have a practitioner like Chris Wille at CAA? Yes.
Matthew Robinson: What brings you to the conference this year?
Christopher Wille: I had some interviews and conversations that went really well.
MR: You are a practicing artist yourself. What characterizes your practice?
CW: I am actually a trained jeweler, so I would say that in my practice I allow research to dictate the technical. I have expanded a lot in craft and research. For instance, I have taught myself basic to advanced coding, I have taught myself the language of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and can use a 3-D printer.
MR: Very interesting. What panels were of interest to you at this conference?
CW: The New Media Caucus was something I was really looking forward to. I enjoyed that many of their events were free and open to the public. They also had a rapid fire artists’ showcase that I thought was a very inventive idea for showing work at the conference.
MR: Tell us where to find out more?
CW: You can visit my webpage to see more of my past and current projects. I am very interested in hybrid practices that blend traditional and digital media. I appreciate craft in the sense of aesthetics and even incorporate that idea in my coding projects.
“I Saw You” gets candid with CAA conference go-ers, capturing the movers and ‘shapers’ of the conference in the act. Your blogger ran into Christopher Wille, an artist and educator …