Gaga gets naked, breaks out the crystals with Marina Abramovic
August 8th, 2013
01:00 PM ET

Gaga gets naked, breaks out the crystals with Marina Abramovic

Lady Gaga is willing to get naked for her art.

The singer, who has been recuperating from a nasty hip injury sustained earlier this year, underwent a process called The Abramovic Method that's supposed to help the participant "both perform and observe long durational work."

Under the instruction of performance artist Marina Abramovic, Gaga hums, meditates in water, and then walks through woods wearing nothing but a pair of boots.

Of course, this being Gaga, the experience was captured on camera for the interested (the video is NSFW).

The Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) explains in the video's description that Gaga joined Abramovic in upstate New York last week to participate in the Method, which is a "series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment."

Abramovic, whom you've also seen show up in JAY Z's "Picasso Baby" performance art film that was filmed from his hours-long performance at the New York's Pace Gallery in July, has launched a Kickstarter fund to further develop the MAI. (The Institute is dedicated to long - read: six hours or more - performances.)

In an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture, the New York artist - who was born in Serbia and began her career in the early '70s - said that she's pleased at the overlap she's seeing between pop culture and performance art.

"For me, it’s very important that the rapper community and the Twitter [community] actually start Googling to understand what performance art is," she said. "It’s really important that I can shift the public from the one field [i.e., pop music] to the arts, which rarely happens." The JAY Z performance, she continued, was a "really very meaningful thing."

Lady Gaga would likely agree, given that her next album is called "ARTPOP." The first single from the record is expected to drop on August 19, ahead of her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25.


Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music

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  1. Bimbo Technologies....

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    August 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jvance

    If a guy did something like this no one would want to be in the same room with him again.

    August 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo Technologies...(3)

      amazing work...they do all the work and we just sit here and filed it and laugh at them at the bar.

      August 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. She was present when i called the bank she was present for all financial converations.....she was in this basement and saw the payout.....doc her...

    she has a a sh–t marriage and she's here...

    August 19, 2013 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ifetex

    i will like to watch the video even right now

    August 16, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Forrestal

    Gaga's smokin' hot.

    August 14, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. YWalk

    and why is this news ?

    August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Forrestal

      This is a large website. Peruse it for the news that interests you. Why is that so hard?

      August 14, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. DUMMY 3 CLEAN UP DONE 1:02PM

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    August 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Anti JZ

    JZ, talent continues to escape you

    August 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Happy Marrieds...

    Typical controller behavior-makes the mess then twists it around and blames the other....SAME SH-T DIFFERENT DAY....PERSONAL LIFE DA SAME...DOROTHY IS THE DA CONTROLLER...

    August 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. shanikwa

    performance brain fart.

    August 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Performance

      of jealous now turning the control around...44 eyes...you da s-x refuser/controller...

      August 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Roll up all the Printed Comments. Insert them in your Bootie.

    Love,

    M.A.P.

    August 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    Thank you.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
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    careful

    August 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. The difference

    wid 50 no need toize and no boredom....now go play phone number with the girls the rest of the day.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. We have expert computer friends higher then you jealous stooges.

    remember 8/28/2012–2 hrs after you did it and all the rest–

    August 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Thor

    Jeg er den mektige Thor, tordenguden. Pikken min er stor og gavmild – come, damer, og drikke fra min fontene av manndom. Oppdatere deg med saften av mine lender.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mary Kay

    Poor thing...

    August 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Timmy

    I watched that lady gaga video and she wasn't wearing any clothes! I saw her boobies! I saw her little clam thingie but it didn't have any hairs on it.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Grim

    "Lady Gaga is willing to get naked for her art."

    LMAO, this is art as much as the first woman who started painting with her breasts. This is just a trendy, pathetic grab for more attention.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam

      gaga was always pathetic that is why she is in the mess she is in...

      August 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • EdNv

      grim and adam – jealous much – you all are so talented, and famous, and have so many fans, huh? the fact you two even clicked on the story escapes your limited awareness, eh?

      August 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    haaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

    August 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jealous 3

    adam news?

    August 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    Shorn little panty trolls are the best.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Shaved hamsters...

    are slippery when wet. Thanks.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Nah...tech flop for dummie's 3...

    3rd tech flop–don't bother - she is finito

    August 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  27. (3)

    do not respond too her anymore

    August 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TD

    Please, not while I'm eating!

    August 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Cait

    Gaga is rich. She can at least score higher grade crystal than that. Better call Heisenberg for the Blue.

    August 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Hollywood

    Miss you already come back too Hollywood soon!

    August 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Rock

    Looks like my load crystallized between her legs

    August 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jealous (3)

    doesn't matter what you think....they all want her.

    August 9, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  33. ora pike

    she is as attractive as a bowl of soup.

    August 9, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. IceIssue: Gaga

    she should figure out the Ice issue instead of blaming others for it...

    August 9, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  35. m

    Too bad that all the cyrstals and chanting in the world won't cleanse her of the sin of subjecting humanity to her shoddy music.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  36. smartaz

    And that is your brain on drugs.

    August 9, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Caveman

      I'd marry her .. I don't know what you all are on..but I like her...

      August 9, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  37. OldSchool

    Pseudoscientific nonsense.

    August 9, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. Ry

    Gross!

    August 9, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  39. Donna

    She's not getting naked for art. She's getting naked for money and attention.

    August 9, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  40. Jim Morrison

    Art is dead...

    August 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. billmosby

    Another form of meat dress, complete with USDA stamps or something. lol.

    August 9, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  42. MMACT

    Ironically, this is on the same page as the story about parents who allowed two children to die because they rejected medical treatment in favor of prayer. Use crystals and other New-age approaches if you wish, but not as the sole treatment.

    August 9, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      What about those parents who refused to seek medical help for their daughter and only "prayed" for her after she had a seizure? She died as a result. USA is nutt central.

      August 9, 2013 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  43. Peggie

    LOVE U GAGA! LM4EVER

    August 9, 2013 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  44. Michele Davis

    She should be arrested for abuse of a quartz.

    August 9, 2013 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  45. Rogue351

    Alternative methods of healing my not work for those who have their mind already made up that it is ALL a bunch of bull. However the mind is a powerful healing tool and if a person feels better from certain types of activities that may seem strange to non believes isn't that considered healing if it has at the very least make the patient feel better.. Sure rubbing a leaf on a broken leg is not going to do much. But having a closed mind to everything except for pills is not a cure all either. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year finding new cures, unfortunately most have list of side effects longer than the actual benefits. But, it is something they can sell you and make money. Where as meditation is free and can work wonders for stress. I don't think we give our bodies enough credit and are trained that taking a pill is always the way to go. Just remember big business will sell you thing you don't need if they can make money doing so. The GOP and the Tea Party want to make it that much easier for this big companies to do just that. Sell you more stuff that actually maybe harmful just to make money. The Tea Party and the GOP believes that big companies will regulate themselves. They will not put a harmful drug on the market if they can make a quick billion, no way. They will not dumb toxic waste into a river for free if the alternative is paying thousands to have it disposed of the right way, no they would never do that. Well think again, they will have and will continue to do so more often than you would care to know. How this type of thinking makes us a much more "free" country I have no idea. Once a company or an individuals lack of responsibility impacts my life. liberty and happiness, having freedoms to own a gun seem like a very minor priority.

    August 9, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ThanksForStoppingBy

      Now that you have exhausted your fingers, perhaps you could read the article and know that this has nothing to do with "the healing power" any more than it has to do with geology. It is the typical crude attention-seeking of a third-rate clown masquerading as an artist. As for everything you said...I can sum it up in one sentence with a hat tip to P T Barnum: There's a seeker born every minute. (And cashing in is lucrative indeed.)

      August 9, 2013 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  46. robert j couturier

    best famale artist since madona....

    August 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Animal

    It's too bad some intelligence and knowledge isn't imparted in the process of Abramovic. LOL

    August 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. I'mvotingforHillary

    If she wasn't naked nobody would care.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  49. tracie

    I JUST FARRTTED IN MY PINK PAJAMAS AND IT SMELLS LIKE RIBEYE STEAK! NOW THAT'S ART!

    August 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. tracie

    THIS WOULD BE ART ONLY IF SHE TOOK A MASSIVE DUMP ON THAT BIG ROCK AND SMEARED A TUR D ON HER FACE!

    August 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Nick

    If you slow down the video you can see her penis two times #gross

    August 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Julia

    Can we try something a little more grounded now for a change? You've nearly exhausted you're eccentricities. We get it.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Daryl D and Daryl S...

    Nah...not yet-lmao

    August 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Julia

    We get it you're an eccentric.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  55. daniel

    Give me Chet Baker and a glass of wine any day.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Gross

    You'd think that big hunk of crystal would be cold against her bare hoo-haw and nippies.

    August 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  57. I love me

    I love me...I love me!

    August 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
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    Hello i'm from Malaysia and i can help you...

    August 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  59. I'mvotingforHillary

    I knew she was a man!

    August 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  60. M.A.P.

    O.....M.....G!!!! hahahahahaha!! Thank GOD for tracie.

    August 9, 2013 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
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    I hope it's a white couch.

    August 9, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
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