Zsuzsi Flohr, born in 1981, is a visual artist living and working in Budapest and Vienna. She is a PhD candidate in the ‘PhD-in-Practice’ program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Flohr’s artistic practice and research deals with the issues of the “third generation after the Holocaust” in terms of personal narratives, commemoration, trans-generational trauma and examining the possibility of a shared politics of memory. Questions of belonging, self-knowledge, memory policy, memory culture and the returning generation are the central questions she brings forward from a personal, gender-sensitive perspective. In 2014 Flohr organized a working group called 3G platform – ‘A harmadik generáció’(The Third Generation) and within this she curated an exhibition – Our Holocaust – in the frame of the 70th Holocaust Memorial Year-Budapest. In 2015 Flohr initiated The Jewish Renaissance Boxing Club – Vienna, which was presented during the WienWoche 2015.
This artwork is a reflection on the borderline situation of being somewhere and not being in that very place at the same time. It is hard to approach the place - a mikve - which has a the purpose of cleanliness just as it is hard to depict the place where I should not have been at all.