10 Days, 22 Months
10 Days, 22 Months is a work in which two archives of a public and a private drama are juxtaposed. Newspaper clippings of the ten days following the crash of an El Al flight in the Bijlmermeer neighbourhood in Amsterdam, mourned nationally as the ‘Bijlmer Disaster’, lie side by side with the last picture Aëgerter took of her deceased cousin, a picture she continually photographed for a period of 22 months. The picture became smaller and smaller, in the same way as the news about the Bijlmer Disaster in the end disappeared from public view.
The gradual disappearance is recorded and embodied in this work, which is in fact a contradiction.
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