My Madonna is a reclamation of this cultural iconʼs impact at a particular time for queer communities—in a dark epoch of a burgeoning AIDS crisis. I use mimicry and amateur vocals to deliver the lyrics of the entire album. By doing this I deflate the cultural “popism” of this work, which functioned as escape but are now repositioned to ask if there is any hope for a “Lucky Star” or “Holiday” since their release 30 years ago.

My Madonna
Emily Lombardo My Madonna Print, Audio, Furniture
My Madonna
2013
Print, Audio, Furniture

Emily Lombardo My Madonna Print and Audio
My Madonna: Installation
2013
Print and Audio
Two Bean Bags one table

Emily Lombardo My Madonna Print and Audio
My Madonna: Activated
2013
Print and Audio

Emily Lombardo My Madonna Print and Audio
My Madonna: Cover Detail
2013
Print and Audio
Cassette

Emily Lombardo My Madonna Print and Audio
My Madonna: Inside detail
2013
Print and Audio
Cassette