Shia LaBeouf Is Occupying an Elevator at Oxford University For 24 Hours in His Latest Art Project
By Alex Ungerman
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Shia LaBeouf is occupying an elevator…because art!
The 29-year-old actor, who has become known for his unconventional art projects, is hosting an open forum inside of an elevator at Oxford University in England for 24 hours. He is appearing alongside two other members of his art collective, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner, and you can livestream the work in its entirety on YouTube right now. (Note: As of 11:45 a.m. PT, the team announced they were leaving for an hour to give their Oxford speech.)
During the stream, LaBeouf has invited anyone who pleases to join him in the elevator to talk about... basically anything they want to talk about.
"Oxford invited us, and you can't really turn down Oxford," LaBeouf said during the stream, describing the nature of the project. "We wanted to take this really narcissistic, genius, 'master speech' thing, and make it egalitarian," he continued, explaining that it's not feasible to have "everybody up on stage."
When one fellow passenger commented on the awkward forum of a cramped elevator, the Transformers actor responded: "No matter how awkward it is in here, it's a million times less awkward than standing up on a stage."
"We just moved the hall into the elevator, and put everything in here," LaBeouf continued.