Sure, we could talk about the upcoming release of Lady Gaga's third studio album ARTPOP. Or the controversy surrounding the album's (alleged) first leaked song, the "burqa swag" anthem "Aura."

But neither of those two subject are nearly as jam-packed with WTFuckery as Gaga's contribution to the cult of self-described performance art matriarch Marina Abramovic.

Appearing in a new video from the Marina Abramovic Institute, Gaga, on a "three-day retreat in upstate New York" with Abramovic, can be seen being guided by the conceptual artist to perform "a series of exercises designed to heighten participants' awareness of their physical and mental experience in the present moment."

It's like Old Joy meets The Ring.

The Abramovic Method, which certainly exhibits all the trappings of controlled systematic indoctrination, apparently demands you be fully naked while becoming one with Abramovic's madness.

So it's not all bad.

ARTPOP hits stores November 11th through Interscope.