With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

Gaga insisted on being nude

2013-08-12 23:00
Lady Gaga
Los Angeles - Lady Gaga insisted on being fully naked for a new video, despite being given a white nurse's uniform to wear.

Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic provided the 27-year-old singer with the garment to cover her modesty for a scene in the Abramovic Method clip - in which she had to walk around in woods for three hours while blindfolded until she found her way home - but she instinctively chose to bare all instead.

Marina said: "The idea was that artists, even blindfolded, have to have vision like a blind man.

"To feel with their entire body (...) She was in the fields and then the forest and by her pure intuition she had to find her way back home (...) During this exercise, completely of her own initiative, she took off her clothes. She just wanted to be in nature and to feel the elements."

'She is a hardcore student'

Gaga was attacked by spiders and angry mosquitos during her nude scenes, and Marina - who is known for her endurance-testing works - was concerned the Born This Way hitmaker might get Lyme disease from all the ticks in the area.

She added to MTV News: "She is a hardcore student. I had to blindfold her and she was in the forest for three hours, eaten by mosquitos and spiders, scratched by the bushes. It was quite incredible. 

"Whatever I told her she met the exercise absolutely to the end, never complaining. And my exercises are pretty tough.

"She never said it was too much, she said, 'I want more,' every time."

Gaga's video is part of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the Marina Abramovic Institute, a $20m living museum in Hudson, New York.

Marina is attempting to raise $600 000 through the donation service to fund her artworks. So far she has $250 000 of her target.

Watch the very strange video below. Warning: The video contains full frontal nudity and is NSFW.

Read more on:    lady gaga  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Creekers, pack your swimsuits, grab your floaty and get into the summertime spirit - Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2017 is around the corner! Read More »

With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.