Dec 16, 2013 12:02PM

Watch Marina Abramovic's First Singing Lesson

Baby steps.

Performance artist, Jay Z and Lady Gaga collaborator and Oyster #103 intervieweeMarina Abramovic was the subject of an Antony Hegarty-scored opera back in 2011 called The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Because she was cast in a role in the opera, our girl had to sing. Except that — as she points out in the below video — she's been self-conscious about singing since forever and (no offence) she's a little shakey. Instead of retreating to the desert to learn to sing by the light of the moon (as one might expect from the lady) she did the more normal thing — got singing lessons.

 
The below footage was captured exclusively by Art21 and includes moments from her first singing lesson ever. Ca-ute. Keep it up, Marina. Practice makes perfecto.