Actor-turned-performance-artist Shia Labeouf has teamed up with students at Central Saint Martins art school in London. And as part of this collaboration, he filmed the delivery of possibly the most terrifyingly intense motivational speech ever.
The project showcases 36 videos under the hashtag #Introductions, with this one minute, four-second clip being the latest installment in the series.
“Do it. Just do it,” Shia bellows as he gesticulates and paces around in a seemingly angry manner.
“Don’t let your dreams be dreams,” the 28-year-old says into the camera. “Yesterday, you said tomorrow. So just do it. Make your dreams come true. Just do it.”
Things seem to somehow get even more intense as Labeouf continues.
“Some people dream of success, while you’re going to wake up and work hard at it,” he affirms. “Nothing is impossible… what are you waiting for?”
In the end, Labeouf concluded his impassioned speech with these insightful words: “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”
The project is the latest in Labeouf’s ongoing artistic collaboration with British and Finnish artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö.
Other clips in the 36-video series involve the Transformers actor repeating “ooohmn” sounds in front of a block of butter, reciting the poem “The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski, and standing in silence in front of a moving projection of clouds.
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