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image of actor James Franco sitting naked on a table with a sheet draped over his lap and legs, his bare chest being covered in gold leaf by artist Marina Abramovic, who stands at his side in a white lab coat

What—did you think James Franco wasn't going to undergo the "Abramovic Technique," in which performance artist Marina Abramovic covers his "naked body in gold leaves, transforming him into a living sculpture reminiscent of a deity" for the season opener of Iconoclasts? You're so weird.

That was always definitely going to happen, because the universe conspires to arrange itself in ways that give certain events the uncanny appearance of unavoidable destiny, and we are not meant to question these shimmering moments in the unfathomable experience that is human existence, but instead merely behold them with deserved awe as we breathe in the lessons of magnificent and terrible mortality with which they present us.

Because James fuckin' Franco, man.

(This episode will air tomorrow at 8pm ET on the Sundance Channel.)

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