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Like Lady Gaga? Then You’ll Love the Costumed Weirdness of “I Am Your Grandma” Art

Like Lady Gaga? Then You’ll Love the Costumed Weirdness of “I Am Your Grandma”

Written by Daniel Villarreal on July 27, 2016
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Why we’re covering this: Mayer puts traditional female roles on their ear by recording a video for future generations that show’s she’s anything but traditional. We love art that bucks convention and eye-popping costumes: this video has both!

Recording a message to her future unborn grandchild, artist Jillian Mayer cheerily tells the camera, “One day, I’m going to have a baby!” She then changes into an array of hilarious and frightening Lady Gaga-esque costumes while singing, “That baby will have a baby and you will have this song to know that I am your grandma… I am your grandma!”

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Though this video originally dropped in 2011, it’s still worth a look, especially if you’re obsessed with art and digital media, like Mayer is. She once photoshopped her face onto 400 nude images and released them as a huge art project. Problematic? Yes. Edgy? You bet.

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