The Word: NSFW: Lady Gaga gets naked in Abramovic Method video

Lady Gaga - sorry, your Ladyship, but America's had its fill of you, according to the PPP poll
You wouldn’t have thought Lady Gaga could get any more risque.

Warning: This video is very, very not safe for work. Well, depending on where you work. It’s fine for me because I work here.

It’s unsafe because Lady Gaga gets naked: 100%, head-to-toe, count-her-tattoos naked. But that’s not really what’s important. The eerie, hypnotizing video, in which Gaga walks around naked in the woods, sits on a chair in a stream and lies on the floor chanting, is a collaboration between Gaga and the increasingly trendy performance artist Marina Abramovic. “Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in the Abramovic Method — a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment,” the Marina Abramovic Institute said.

Abramovic’s an amazing artist, and everything she does is riveting. But that’s not what’s important either. No, what’s important is what a pretty piece of land the Abramovic Institute apparently occupies. Trees! A stream! Wild naked Gagas! It looks like a great spot for a weekend getaway. I wonder if the nudity’s a dealbreaker, or if I could heighten my awareness in a modest one piece. I’m probably not ready for this.

Lady Gaga probably has time to hang out with Abramovic because she’s still recovering from a serious injury: She recently broke her hip.



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