Liisa Mudist (1994) is an estonian artist and poet. Her artistic practice mainly concerns the theme of communication and language where the “classical” (in case of painting) and “formal” (in case of language) is a symbol of power. Through her paintings and poems, she aims to question the psychoanalytical meaning of what Lacan calls “the Other'' in relation to neoliberal society. The exploration of internal thoughts, self-control and struggles of “fitting in” can be seen in repetitions and corrections. In this, she is trying to create a situation which is full of stress and constant flow of new information causing a difficulty of concentrating and finding one’s specificity. Her poems are often multilingual where the switch from one language to another is linked through the sound rather than the message, helping to overcome the violence of language as an institution, and deconstruct violent social discourses.
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