Marina Abramović is an artist known for her abstract exhibits and beautiful performance art experiences. You might recognize her from the Jay-Z “Picasso Baby” long-hours performance piece in which she participated in. In her latest art piece, Lady Gaga practices what is called ‘The Abramović Method’ in preparation for the release of her newest album, ARTPOP, August 19th. This ‘Method’ is composed of “a series of exercises designed to heighten participants’ awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment.” Part of this involves hugging a block of ice nude (NSFW) and holding out a single note as long as possible in different settings. Right up Abramovićs beautifully abstract alley, this video will either make you doe-eyed in awe or shock-mouthed in confusion. Watch the video below, or for a Safe For Work version (to hold you until you’re off the clock) we’ve thrown in some video stills.
— Garrett Nickell