live and work in Warsaw and Kraków, Poland.
The Bracia duo of Aga Klepacka (born 1986 in Augustów, lives and works in Warsaw) and Maciej Chorąży (born 1982 in Chełm, lives and works in Kraków) was formed in 2011. BRACIA create stage costumes, installations and performance artworks. They transfer stage solutions into visual arts space, i.a. by analysing the capacity of the term costume.
The Multiple-Blind Sieve explores garbage aesthetics typical for the art tandem’s work, using found, damaged, and useless objects. The hybrid surreal creatures brought to life by BRACIA are shown in their natural habitat, on an island they are indigenous to. The work itself resembles a natural history museum display. On the one hand, artists used a Chinese box formula by placing their own museum within another museum, while creating a metaphor where other works shown are but an ocean surrounding their island. The artists summarised the grotesque dimension of their piece in a single sentence: “Water is slowly devouring the island; we print photo wallpaper as a souvenir; the copy shop guy cuts off one of Dolly’s heads by mistake”.