Shia LaBeouf is up to his crazy antics again. But this time, he will spend the next three days live-streaming his face while watching every movie he’s ever appeared in. And the good news is, you are all invited to join him.
At the time of this writing, Shia LaBeouf is at the Angelika Film Centre in New York doing a movie marathon of his own films. Titled #ALLMYMOVIES, the performance art project will have Shia watching his own movies in reverse chronological order for 72 hours. In the livestream, the camera is focused on LaBeouf’s face, but part of the audience can be seen occupying the other seats in the cinema. You can catch the livestream here.
Shia LaBeouf took to Twitter to provide teasers for the project since early October, tweeting lines sans context from the movies he appeared in.
On Tuesday, LaBeouf wrote a tweet that contains a link for a press release announcing the performance art project.
As mentioned on the site where Shia put up his livestream link, admission to the cinema is free, with 10-minute intervals separating each film.
Ariana Bacle of Entertainment Weekly was lucky enough to have sat next to the actor when she visited the Angelika Film Centre to report on the art performance project. According to the report, Shia refused to talk to anyone but did acknowledge fans who approached him with a nod of his head and a return handshake if a handshake was offered. Shia visibly cried when the tragic conclusion of Man Down came on the screen, according to the Entertainment Weekly.
The art performance project was launched by the art collective headed by LaBeouf, and artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner. Shia collaborated with both artists before on #IAMSORRY, an art project that saw the actor sitting idly inside a Los Angeles gallery with a paperbag over his head. Written on the paperbag were the words: “I am not famous anymore.”
The organizers of the art project encouraged visitors to line up in front of the actor in the one-on-one piece. The project ran for five days in February.
In a later show, Shia LaBeouf claimed that was raped by a woman who took off his clothing and forced herself on him. “One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me,” Shia said in an email correspondence with Aimee Cliff of Dazed magazine.
According to a piece by the Guardian, #IAMSORRY was a part of a wider series of art performance projects that Shia launched on account of a “genuine existential crisis” that he experienced when he was accused of plagiarizing graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. By way of apology, LaBeouf went to Twitter to post a series of bizarre tweets, quoted apologies from popular figures, and hired a plane to sky-write an apology across the sky. At the Berlin premiere for Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Shia again wore a paper bag with eye holes – again, with the words “I am not famous anymore” written on it – over his head.
Recently, Shia appeared in Sia’s music video for “Elastic Heart,” opposite Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler. Shia LaBeouf also worked with art students from Central St Martins from London for a film project, which featured him in 36 video clips.
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