At the core of my work is the relationship between humans and other animals, particularly in industry and livestock production—the alienation of bodies, individuals, and the distance to these bodies. During the last nine years, I have visited dozens of farms and agriculture production facilities in Norway to document and gather materials to use as the basis for my work.

My practice develops through connecting these visits with research in animal studies, ethics, environmental humanities, and ecologies. From there follows the process of carefully choosing imagery, using attentive and minimalistic aesthetics, to create works that combine theory with reality. I see my role as an artist not to formulate statements, but rather to make unnoticed and silent subjects visible through a different facet.

Iselin Linstad Hauge (b. 1981) lives in the forest north of Oslo, and workswith film, text, photography and performance. She holds an MFA in filmfrom HDK -Valand at the University of Gothenburg, a BFA in fine arts fromthe Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and has studied acting at the EuropeanFilm College in Denmark. Her work has been exhibited in galleries andmuseums such as Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, NordicOutbreak in New York, Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad, Den Frie Centre ofContemporary Art in Copenhagen, Drammens Museum, and the Museumof Contemporary Art in Oslo, among others. Her latest solo project was afilm screening with live music and performance at Kunstnernes HusCinema called Gill breathing and a sence of smell. In 2023 she starred asthe lead actress in the feature film Voice by Ane Hjort Guttu, whichpremiered at CPH:DOX and was showed nationally in Norwegian cinemas.Since 2009, she has been a co-editor and publisher of the nordic artpublication Spesial Nord.

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photo by C.L.H