ISBN:9789004447592, 9004447598 With degrees in Philosophy and Art and Design, Amy Karle’s work explores the deep questions at the intersection of the human experience and technology: What happens when technology surpasses humanity? Can we use technology to indefinitely prolong life? How does technology enable life after death? How might we use technology to redesign the human body?
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by Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schopf, & Hannes Leopoldseder Leveraging the intelligence of human stem cells, Amy Karle created "Regenerative Reliquary"... "Regenerative Reliquary" made artistic, scientific and technological advances as it required and inspired new innovations for its creation, as well as influencing a new way of thinking. Amy Karle’s bioart work expands opportunities for art and design, biomedical applications, healing and enhancing our bodies, and opens minds to create things that it was never possible to create before.
Switching up conventions about the body and beauty, the selections from her “Internal Collection” showing at FILE represent internal anatomy in external wearable form. Merging anatomy, fashion, and technology, each piece is created by hand and digital manufacturing technologies. By depicting designs inspired by anatomy, this work communicates that, when we share our likeness and what is going on inside of us, an opportunity is offered for finding beauty within ourselves and connection with others.
Time, illusion, and the dichotomy of loss and fulfillment frequently re-emerge in Amy Karle’s Artwork through time-based processes and ephemeral experiences. Amy Karle unifies the material and immaterial by creating Art around and about the body that may function as a transformative device to transcend the material and provide an experience of the unseen. This is integrated in the way Amy Karle often offers viewers situations where they may observe themselves from a removed perspective… a catalyst for the foregrounding of transformative energies contained in the polyvalent body.