When I was ten years old I was so in love with Madonna that I cried in my bed wishing she was my mother

Everything begins with Madonna. The author is remembering her first time seeing the world's superstar in the movie The Next Best Thing (2000), when she was only ten years old. She was mesmerized by her. Madonna has opened a new world of idols to her. With this work she is exploring her relationship with some of her idols that had shaped her and are still inspiring her in her practice today and is placing them in the context of her relationship with Madonna - the first, most innocent and most important one of them all.

  • Vita Eva Weisseisen
    I Am Just An Average Slovenian
  • Vita Eva Weisseisen
    I Am Just An Average Slovenian
  • Vita Eva Weisseisen
    I Am Just An Average Slovenian
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ko sem bila stara deset let sem bila zaljubljena v Madonno tako močno, da sem se jokala, ker ni moja mama
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    3 minutes
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    March 21, 2022
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Director Biography - Vita Eva Weisseisen

Vita Weisseisen (often exhibiting under Vita Eva), a student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, intuitively combines pop culture references, ironic comments and documents personal experiences, which she connects into intimate confessions. She works mainly in the field of drawing and video. Since 2017 till 2022, she has been a member and founder of the Podmladek art collective, as part of which she has presented herself at several group exhibitions at Škuc Gallery and Mini Teater in Ljubljana, and at the Media Nox Gallery in Maribor. She has also ex- hibited in group exhibitions in Dobra Vaga and Švicarija as well as participated in multiple international film festivals.

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