As an American Arts Incubator Exchange Artist Diplomat, Amy Karle’s task is to facilitate creative expression and social innovation to empower women in STEAM.
While Amy Karle was the American Arts Incubator (AAI) Artist Diplomat to Poland and Artist in Residence at Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Center), she conducted research, led workshops, distributed grant funding, supported teams to create community projects using art and technology to address social issues in the model of a silicon valley type incubator - and also created artwork and an exhibition herself. The exchange concluded with a panel review, public exhibition and small grants program for participants to continue their work.
American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a cultural exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is administered by ZERO1. AAI addresses community challenges through cross-cultural art, science, and technology collaborations. American Arts Incubator - Poland was implemented in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Copernicus Science Centre.
More about the final projects and artworks at:
A very special thank you to all the partners, participants, organizers and institutions without whose generous support this project would not be possible.
Film by Grain Films.
Director: Maciej Przemysław Wróbel
Camera: Adam Woropiński, Kacper Bartczak, Piotr Wilhelmi and Maciej Przemysław Wróbel
Additional Photography Courtesy Of: Amy Karle and Stanisław Łoboziak, Małgorzata Marczewska, Piotr Wilhelmi, Charlie Nordstrom
Music: Marcin Steczkowski "Zabawa z drum and bass", "Inside the spaceship", "You and me", "Rozśpiewka 07"
Assistant: Nawojka Gurczyńska
Centrum Nauki Kopernik | Copernicus Science Center
Niebo Kopernika | Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
FabLab Powered by Orange
Amy Karle’s featured artwork:
PRINTS Crystallization under various conditions under the microscope. Created in the Biolab at Copernicus Science Center with support from Stanisław Łoboziak
PERFORMANCE ART in Wieliczka salt mine. Film by Grain Films, software by Aaron Thomen and with support and sponsorship by Wieliczka Salt Mine.
SCULPTURE on the origins of life in salt and water. Considering the role of salts in our bodies, earth and universe; how nature forms and grows; and women's empowerment, these works are 3D printed sculptures with natural additive manufacturing crystal growth.
“Crystal Copernicus” large scale hanging sculpture made in collaboration with Benjamin Julian and sponsorship by Titanic Design.
PLANETARIUM SHOW Planetarium exhibition (film) created in collaboration with Grain Films (Maciej Przemysław Wróbel, Kacper Bartczak, Adam Woropiński, Piotr Wilhelmi), Copernicus Planetarium Team (Weronika Śliwa, Mateusz Borkowicz, Paulina Majda) and Copernicus Bio Lab / Stanisław Łoboziak.
Artistic Research in labs and mines conducted with the support of Copernicus Science Center Bio Lab, Stanisław Łoboziak, Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines.
Participants’ featured artwork:
Pulse Translator, 2018
Maria Dębińska, Vena Naskręcka, Beata Seweryn, Urszula Skiepko, Patrycja Stefanek
Programming: Piotr Paweł Adamczyk, Mateusz Janik
Created in cooperation with FabLab powered by Orange. Collaborators and special thanks to: Copernicus, AAI, Amy Karle, Piotr Gołąbek, Piotr Pobłocki, Dagmara Kiradze, Mateusz Pawełczuk, Jacek Rosiński, Monika Urbaniak and Kinga Szymańska.
Breath of Life, 2018
Dobrawa Borkała, Sara Kasprzyk, Dorota Kruszyńska, Stanisław Łoboziak, Agnieszka Sadurska
Collaborators and special thanks to: Copernicus Science Centre, AAI, Amy Karle, FabLab powered by Orange and Bartosz Andrzejczak.
Chlorobody / Plantenstein, 2018
Nika Danielska, Pola Demianiuk, Stanisław Łoboziak, Karolina Sulich
Collaborators and special thanks to: Copernicus Science Center, AAI, Amy Karle, Piotr Gołąbek i Piotr Pobłocki from Fab lab.
Stanisław Łoboziak, Karolina Sulich
Collaborators and special thanks to: Copernicus Science Center, AAI, Amy Karle, Piotr Gołąbek i Piotr Pobłocki from Fab lab, Kuba Stańczyk from “Dobry Plan”, company Plexipol.
Layers of Emotions, 2018
Beata Jagoda Starek, Małgorzata Marczewska, Marta Mastalerska, Karolina Rospondek, Ula Jarecka, Marcin Steczkowski. Created in cooperation with FabLab powered by Orange
Introvertomin Air Filter: A Prototypical Fragment of Installation, 2018
Jan Dowgiałło, Nawojka Gurczyńska.