Washington: Lady Gaga wants to ‘assimilate pop music into performance art’ and make that mainstream in the music industry.
The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker, who is famous for her on-stage performances and eccentric outfits as well as her singing voice, has always felt that keeping up performance art has been important to her.
“When I was really young, I was fascinated with performance artists - Leigh Bowery, Klaus Nomi. And when I got older I became fascinated with Yoko Ono and Marina Abramovic,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling the Guardian.
“I grew up with them, and sort of naturally became the artist I am today. It wasn’t until I started to play out in New York and my friends said, ‘Look how much that has influenced you’, that I realised it.
“The one thing there wasn’t on the Lower East Side was pop music. So as a pop songwriter, I thought that would be an interesting way to make a name for myself in this neighbourhood.
I figured I could play the grocery store around the corner as if it was Madison Square Gardens, maybe some day I can assimilate pop music into performance art in a more mainstream way,” she added.