I wrestled with this idea. Would it be convincing? What was the purpose of the piece? And if I were to do it, what would its significance be in relation to my work as Lady Gaga? Yes, this is me, but in the fantasy of performance I imagined (or hoped) the world would weigh both individuals against one another as real people, not as one person playing two. Lady Gaga versus Jo Calderone, not Lady Gaga “as.” That would be the intention of the process, to co-exist with an alternate version of myself — in the same universe. So I reasoned, how could remodeling my current image ignite a statement or revelation about me as an artist? What is the new model of the performer and how can I push the boundaries? The answer was that Jo would not just make a statement about me as performer, but would reveal things about me as a woman. I decided then that there was only one way to execute this piece: Jo and Gaga had to argue.
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It’s important to have a good relationship with yourself when you become well known. People will say a lot of things, and you’ll start to wonder if they’re true. But then you have to go back to all of those little truths and kernels you found along the way that remind you: You are where you’re supposed to be.
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Playing Mother Nature
The Philip Johnson Glass House is celebrating its 65th anniversary this spring with a mesmerizing installation by Fujiko Nakaya, the first ever to interact directly with the house itself.
my life is like a bad US version of a really good show made in the UK
I hate brushing my teeth at night because that signifies that you can’t have anymore food and I’m just never ready for that kind of commitment