PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
“The more we practice the more we specialize. When we inquire or work in the same area of focus, we develop a way of doing things, a signature style and an expertise. This knowledge not only resides in the area of the brain that can be thought of or expressed in language. It also resides in our bodies and our emotions, and in our kinesthetic expression. It affects how we do things and the energy that we bring to those tasks.” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle’s work is recorded in this Bio Art movement and does not settle for creating a meeting between human body and advanced technologies, for making them coexist but she is establishing them in unison in symbols of an enquiry we could qualify to be anthropological. The match between biotechnologies and the body are asking questions about our connection to our humanity. Her work is not only innovative because it suggests ideas which could be directly applied to body’s reconstructive surgeries, but also because it can serve as a springboard in raising self-awareness.
“The point we are at in our human evolution now is the merging of humanity and technology. These TV shows that show interacting with Robots is a future case scenario that really isn’t that far off… the Artificial Intelligence component of that is to learn what your preferences are, to speak into your ears and look into your eyes in a way that would make your heart flutter”- Amy Karle
Today, contemporary fashion technicians push far beyond the boundaries of what we call wearable… emerging sectors in the field of wearable technology include the Biological-couture invented by artist Amy Karle, who creates garments that have been baptized bionic fashion. (translated)
Amy Karle: “There are opportunities for women, minorities, and all types of minds to be leaders in 3D Printing. It’s not about sex or skintone, it’s about being dynamic, innovative, flexible and smart”
“I use tools and technology as a mirror to the self, as a mirror of who we are, who we want to and could become.” – Amy Karle
Amy Karle is a bioartist, designer and futurist… using cutting edge technology like genetic engineering to create designs that challenge us to rethink what it means to be human.
Art made with the new tools of the fourth industrial revolution, including 3D printing, digital tools and digital manufacturing serve to positively impact human evolution in ways not previously witnessed. Although the human condition, nature and events continue to capture the attention of artists, the utilization and exploration of these tools in the production of art and design makes advancements and innovations across many fields in ways that have the potential to influence and make contributions that fundamentally benefit humankind.
Technology, for Karle, is a chance to overcome impairments, to augment the body… also she states ‘I am a great advocate of medical freedom.’ Karle pleads not for eugenics or compulsive augmentation, but for the self-determination of every human being… What worries Karle is a possible class contrast between those who will afford expensive implants and prostheses and the poor. The checks and balances for this, as well as for genetics, are simply not yet mature. It is precisely the changes made by genetic engineering that can not be reversed, fears Karle. (translated)
(see Karle’s work at 4:00)
We are constantly connected to the digital world… we can talk to our digital assistants… but we are just getting used to the possibilities of communicating with machines. We explore these themes and the current state of technology with the artists and scientists presenting at “ Artificial Intelligence: the Other I” exhibition at Ars Electronica in Linz… “Merging with technology is not all positive nor all negative, it’s a force, it’s a currency, and it depends on how we use it, towards what ends” Karle says (translated)
Amy Karle works in a large-scale co-operation with science to make art… we are disturbed and fascinated as we are inspired to think about our nature and our inner being. (translated)