Air travel was long impossible for Lervik. Upon graduating from Beckmans College of Design he was offered a dream job at IDEE, Japan’s premier design firm, complete with a grant arranged by his school, but his fear of flying stopped him from going. Until the age of 30 he never set foot on a plane, but therapy cured the phobia and opened his world to all those destinations he had always dreamed of. Today, however, flying has become the symbol par excellence for the habits we need to change. Vanitati circles around the frustration of this old dream of flying, which today seems all wrong. The carpet gives a snapshot of flight traffic on a regular Monday morning. Around it, a machine produces paper planes which continuously, repetitively, are flung out into the space of the exhibition room.

  • Vanitati Carpet
  • Ogeborg
  • 2019