Lady Gaga naked and covered in dirt in new ‘ARTPOP Film’
We all know Lady Gaga loves getting naked, so it comes as no surprise that the star’s latest release – an ‘ARTPOP Film’ – features Mother Monster in various states of undress.
The ‘Applause’ singer first revealed the two-and-a-half-minute film during her secret artRAVE party on November 11, but the Inez and Vinoodh-directed video has now been released for general consumption.
The clip celebrates some of Lady Gaga’s most memorable ‘ARTPOP’ album-inspired looks, including her wavey brown wig, her Halloween-style toothy grill, her dirt and grass bikini and her stark-naked bod which she artistically covers up with different materials throughout the video.
“This album is a celebration, my pain exploding in electronic music,” says the singer in the video’s intro.
“It’s heavy but after I listen to it, I feel happy again. I feel lighter.”
Performance artist Marina Abramovic, who has been sharing her teachings with Gaga, has commented on how much she admires her friend for being able to “blur the borders” between art and pop with her latest work.
“You know it was wonderful because she's a good student and she really like to learn and she's very open to art and she also gives credits to artists, which is very generous,” Abramovic told MTV News about sharing her philosophies on performance art with the singer.
“And I think it's a completely new collaboration of artist and pop musicians. Before everyone would stay in his own category, but we're in the 21st century, we have to blur the borders. And I think it's so important to go into each other's area and learn from each other and that is what's happening.”
Along with Gaga’s various familiar characters in the film, there’s a piece of furniture that will also stand out to true Little Monsters – the Benjamin Rollins Caldwell-designed chair that the starlet sat on for her first ‘ARTPOP’ promotional image.
The 27-year-old’s album had the third largest first week sales for a woman in 2013, with 258,000 copies sold. ‘ARTPOP’s numbers came in just behind Miley Cyrus’ album ‘Bangerz’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Prism.’