Elin Øyen Vister / Child of Klang, (b. 1976), is a Norwegian artist with a MFA from the art academy in Bergen and a MFA in Nordic Sound Art from 2012. They have a background in DJ-ìng, composition and radio. Elin Øyen Vister has their base in the Røst archipelago, the outermost part of the Lofoten islands, Northern Norway, but lives a nomadic artist life, travelling where they have their activities.
Øyen Vister is a multidsicplinay artist working with field recording, installation, composition, performance, sculpture, live improvisation, radio, sound for film as well and site specific sound interventions. They are occupied with listening as an artistic practice, in ways of composing, sensing and experiencing the world; much inspired by the american philosopher and composer Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening practice.
One of their ongoing projects Soundscape Røst, investigates and documents the rapidly changing natural and cultural sound environments of the Røst archipelago, as a result of the ongoing global environmental crisis.
Øyen Vister adresses topics of ecological transition and the global loss of biodiversity through her artistic practice and works with a ecological and queer perspective when looking closer into dichotomies of the nature-culture relation, and human-non human and human-human relations.
They are the founder of Røst AIR – an interdisciplinary, ecological artist in residency and artist association, founded in 2012, situated on Skomvær island, Røst, Nordland.