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.
Amy Karle is an artist and designer who uses the mind, body, science and technology to create art. Emulating patterns found in anatomy, psychology and nature, Karle’s artwork taps our concepts of what it means to be human and in this body, expressing internal and ephemeral experiences in visual forms; in turn, her garments, performance and bioart works inform internal experiences of how we feel about ourselves and in our body.
Karle is co-founder of Conceptual Art Technologies. She has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in 3D Printing” and her bioart work has contributed to the establishment of a new discipline in the art world. Her work speaks to a wide audience as it probes both material and spiritual aspects of life and inspires exploration into what it means to be human. www.amykarle.com