Aëgerter became fascinated by the history from the Dutch city Arnhem during the Second World War and in particular with the Blitzmädchen, young German women assisting officers in locating allies planes.

The bedspreads show the graphic patterns of landscapes photographed from the air during the Second World War. Aëgerter realised an installation with four blankets, hand knitted according to the pattern of aerial photographs, which she found in the archive.

Each bedspread is embroidered with the first and last names of four Blitzmädchen, linked to one another through hanging threads.
Blitzmädchen was created thanks to the invitation of Machinery of Me, a space for contemporary art in Arnhem (NL).

Documentary about the works Diogenes and Blitzmädchen (7,45 min)

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32 TFS, Double Life