Elin Már Øyen Vister
Elin Már Øyen Vister is an artist, composer, and forager based in Røst, Norway. With a broad background in audio and music (as DJ and producer, and in field recording and radio), they bring an interdisciplinary approach and experience of a multitude of practices to their expression.
Már is occupied with listening as artistic practice and as a way to compose, sense, and experience the world, much inspired by Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening philosophy. Their ongoing long-term projects include Soundscape Røst and Deconstructing Norwegian-ness.
Már’s work strives to break with Western patriarchal hegemonic narratives that have placed the human being in the centre and instead focuses on the landscape’s innate stories and knowledge, influenced by indigenous methodologies and indebted to and informed by queer, multicultural, and pluriversal understandings of life and the cosmos. They co-run Røst Artist in Residence, an artist-run workshop and AIR project, at Skomvær Fyr in Røst.