Apr 12–May 12, 2024

Karishma D'Souza & Zoe Brezsny

divination livestream /
left no written account

Upcoming Events
Sunday, April 14, 5pm:
Conversation between Zoe and Karishma, moderated by R. Benedito Ferrão

Saturday, April 27, 7pm:
Performance by Chris Moore (Fin des Terres)

Both Brezsny and D’Souza illuminate experiences of temporal abstraction and the contours of personal relationships. Brezsny’s poetry, recited over ambient soundscapes and transmitted through hemispheric sound domes, reveal the textures of nascent encounters—walking in the mall, noticing images in books, sensing ethereal radiance. In contemplative, brightly patterned paintings, D’Souza examines the shifting citizenry produced by postcolonial migration and the estranged yet connected landscapes which bear witness to it. This exhibition is the result of an ongoing series of invitations KAJE has posed between artists, initiating space for new kinds of discourse to emerge and be articulated in experimental presentations and circumstances.

ZOE BREZSNY is a poet from the Bay Area who currently lives in New York. She is the author of Earthworks (Land and Sea Press), The Shortest Century (Eru- dite Fangs) with Anne Waldman, Neuron Waterfall (Heinzfeller Nileisist), and Ec- stasy (Topos Press), an audio cassette of poems. She co-runs the project space gallery Gern en Regalia with Mario Miron and does a weekly guided meditation segment for WFMU radio.

Brezsny has worked in radio for over ten years on WFMU (New Jersey), KALX (Berkeley) and KUSF (San Francis- co), and remote broadcasted during the pandemic. Brezsny is interested in the communion of poetry and radio and tap- ping into its space/time continuum.

Brezsny’s poem sound pieces presented at KAJE are accompanied by ambient music created by musician Chet Brogan Bentley.

KARISHMA D’SOUZA is a painter
based in Lisbon. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Can’t See the Forest’, Xippas Galerie, Geneva (2023), Ocean in Another, Oceans as Archives Conference, Univer- sity of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (2022), ‘Invocation’, Xippas Galerie, Paris (2020), ‘Midway mark’, Baronian-Xippas Galerie, Bruxelles (2019), and ‘History Routes’, Lisboa Open Studios, Atelier Concorde, Lisboa (2018). She was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (2012-13) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2017). She has a bachelor’s degree in painting from the Goa College of Art and a master’s degree in printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Vadodara. Her work is in the collection of the Directorate of Art and Culture, Goa; Centre National des Artes Plastiques (CNAP), Paris, France; the Chadha Art Collection (KRC), the Netherlands; and the Utrecht Centraal Museum, the Netherlands.