Pamela Davis Kivelson is a multimedia artist, painter, and performer. Her paintings encapsulate a sonic landscape while portraying the person or people in the narrative at that time. They start from microsounds, or micro expressions. The improvisation comes from layering, the flow of tangents including memories and associations as they surface like words in a sentence to form a gestalt. She collaborates with scientists, musicians and composers in a feedback loop to transform sound,and image into shape and gesture. She is working on a Quantum braiding performance piece. Another project looks at how technological change is shaping our world in relation to natural phenomena through art. She is a lecturer in the Stanford Design Program. She is artist in residence to the Brahe Foundation in Sweden.
Her work focuses on what it means to challenge our collective biases and inferences through art. Machine learning, Mobility, and new technologies need art to keep them human. Non Linear identities (NLI) brings this concept to life through iteration, and experimentation. Artificial intelligence allows Davis Kivelson to create a novel visual language that challenges stereotypes, especially those about inclusion, identity, equality, and trust. See Medium(https://towardsdatascience.com/supercreativity-b4114ebd0357)
She is collaborating with Dr. Jen King at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.
She was artist in residence in 2019 to the Volvo group in a project supported in Vinnova. At Volvo she worked on using NLP and future visioning to create sculptures for future smart cities sites.Currently she is working on visualizing some of the resonances of the collective imagination during Covid. Her work is exploring new models of artful trust, engagement and sharing from the imaginal realm during Covid. Her public art, consisting of sculpture, paintings, and photos, hangs in eight different buildings on the Stanford campus, 40 different works in all. She was artist-in-residence to the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University for four years.
She was artist in residence to The Compression forum in engineering at Stanford and to the Churchill Club, s.v.a.i, and the American Mathematical Society.
Some of her past projects:
The Non-Binary Identity exhibit: Stockholm University 2019.
An exhibit and performance Davis Kivelson did with filmmaker Robin Swicord at Pace for Art and Technology was, “PitchingX.” That piece fused art, film, theatre, and technology to explore the emotions involved in the Silicon Valley pitch.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics inspired Davis Kivelson's multimedia art/performance “Drawing with Gravitational Waves.” That performance interwoven improvisational, live, classical violin music with drawing and discussions. See this short video and article in the Stanford News.
Another sculpture was part of a performance work at Bing Concert hall at Stanford University. See: “Drawing with Tetrahedra.” The sculpture itself will soon be on display at Quantum Institute at UBC in Vancouver, Canada.
More recently Davis Kivelson and her collaborators created a video installation called : :Breadcrumbs for the Nordic Innovation House in PA California about the trail of information we leave in cyberspace. See: https://vimeo.com/pamdk