Private Project


I am standing on a passage above the biggest highway knot in Belgrade. I keep calling my name, facing the camera. I let an inner journey begin. Every emotion I feel along the way is expressed with only one word: “Jelena”. I call mostly as loud as possible, but I also whisper, until complete emotional exhaustion. The camera is fixed, taking a close shot of my face and the highway in the background. This is a video about losing/looking for/finding oneself during the course of life. One often thinks that they are special and not-a-kind-of-person who will become merely a cogwheel in the mechanism of life. Then we find ourselves held hostage by our emotions, by our sense of loyalty, our vows, our own ambition, habits, constant need to fix things, to not give up, to win… When a transformative moment/situation/decision/revelation comes, we are stunned by the fact that we left ourselves behind… That is a moment when we want to summon ourselves up….

  • Jelena Marta Glisic
  • Jelena Marta Glisic
  • Jelena Marta Glisic
    Key Cast
  • Dragan Jovanovic
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 12, 2017
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Director Biography - Jelena Marta Glisic

Born 29/3/1980 in Belgrade, Serbia.


2000-2005 Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade, painting department (new media class)

2005-2007 MA Management in Culture and Cultural Policies , University of Arts Belgrad

2007 – Diploma Management et Politiques Culturelles dans le Balkans, Université de Grenoble 2, France (partnership with the University of Arts, Belgrade)

Since October 2017 – doctoral studies in the field of new media arts at the University of Arts Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts

Active since 2000. both in Serbia and abroad.

She is engaged in scientific research in the field of fine arts, cultural management and cultural policy.

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