Reactor

Lady Gaga Doing the Marina Abramović Method Is Satire, Right?

by Hrag Vartanian on August 8, 2013

Lady Gaga has long been desperate for art world attention. Now, she’s collaborating with the artist who has long been desperate for pop culture cred, Marina Abramović. This is a marriage made on the stoney shore of an upstate New York lake or crouching in the fetal position around a large crystal.

Behold the art world’s version of late Elvis, Marina Abramović, and Madonna 2.0, Lady Gaga, captured in the aloof stylings of a college art video.

Gothamist has made the video all the more palatable with the addition of a brilliantly appropriate soundtrack, “Yakety Sax”:

And the staff of TMZ does the best spoof so far (h/t @godveveryone):

  • Subscribe to the Hyperallergic email newsletter!

Hyperallergic welcomes comments and a lively discussion, but comments are moderated after being posted. For more details please read our comment policy.
  • Danielle Siembieda

    I’m going to respond to this for my dog who watched the video with me. According to my German Shepard, he scratched his ears after listening to the tonal quality and the belted a sigh then a great howl.

  • Nick De Pirro

    I give up.

  • Nick De Pirro

    Can’t be real, can’t be real.

  • Magni

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjpd9D4Kc4Q – lol got to love fine art these days? who cares about this stuff.

  • CWhoa

    It fits that Abramovic, in the middle of a semi-unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, would partner with Gaga, the queen of crowdsourcing ideas and fundraising through fan.

  • http://duanethomasart.com/ Duane Thomas

    It makes perfect sense in mathmateically!

    Franco plus Marina at MoMa equals baby JaMa. JaMa times Jay-Zeus equals Gagagodzilla!!!

  • johnwallis42

    Can you please un-see that for me? Or give me back 2 minutes and 19 seconds. I didn’t think it was possible; but this is actually worse than Ai Wei Wei’s heavy metal album. It’s like a sculpture by Justin Beiber.

Previous post:

Next post: