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The World of Flasch

Saturday, November 17, 2001 to Sunday, December 16, 2001
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

The international artists group Flasch presented the world premiere of their exhibition The World of Flasch @ The Nunnery in London’s East End.

It was an exhibition that promised to thrill and enthral. People witnessed :

  • Crying rabbits / intermittent snow fall
  • The pleading look on the face of a ceramic seal
  • An invasion of human cells in the ArizonaDesert
  • A hovering “StarBoy” dressed in black robes
  • A pile of snow / the whimpering of a dog
  • A woman kissed by horses


The four women members of Flasch met in Salzburgin 1998. The word “flash” refers to the notion of sparking across gaps, and it is this kind of synergy that is generated when the four very different members of Flasch exhibit together.

The members of the group:
Chloë Brown from the UK, uses installation and sound to create work that is ethereal, but filled with darkness and humour.

Klara Kristalova is from Sweden. Klara makes sculptures are a surreal mixture of her personal and cultural folklores. Sometimes the ideas are dreamlike. Sometimes they are rooted in the reality of simple actions.

Elisabeth Wörndl is from Austria. She digitally manipulates photographs to bring together the vastness of landscape, the minutiae of genetics and the mystery of self.

Mij Rothera, from Scotland, makes photographs that talk about everyday events or objects in an absurd kind of way, with humour and honesty playing an important role.

In their third exhibition together, Flasch created an intimate world full of wonder and unease. It was a view of life from a North European perspective, from the top of a snow-capped mountain, from a living room, from the middle of the woods, from the desert. It is a view of a world. The World of Flasch.