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Eyes On Your Instruments
Curated by Erlend Grytbakk Wold

Azar Alsharif, Siri Leira, Erlend Grytbakk Wold, Joakim Martinussen, Halvor Rønning and Ruben Steinum

-Eyes on your instruments.
-What do you mean?
-It's one of the basic principles of aviation. You ever heard of vertigo?
-When you go into vertigo your directional perspective changes, you're spatially disoriented. You could be flying Mach two nose down and think you're taking off. So, that's the first thing they teach you at pilot school, you go into vertigo, you look only at your aircraft’s instruments. Ignore your feelings completely. Rely on your instruments. That’s what the air controller tells you if he thinks you're freaking out, and that is what you're telling me now.
Eyes on your instruments.
So you want me to put myself into your hands, you want to navigate me. Rely on you. And on one hand you're right, that's why I came here in the first place, but keeping my eyes on my instruments is what got me here.
-I don't want you to rely on me. I want you to rely on yourself, on your own feelings. The most I can ever be to you is like an air traffic controller who tells you to try to ignore the expectations of everybody else. It is the expectations that give you vertigo.

Photos: Siri Leira

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