The latest spectacle in the brilliantly confusing world of Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has arrived, and it may just be his most impressively bizarre action yet.
Over three days – from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th November – LaBeouf will be viewing all of the films in which he has starred, starting with the most recent and working backwards. The whole thing is being streamed live online – but not so that you can watch the films themselves. Oh no. Instead, the actor’s new art project focuses solely on him as he watches his own films in New York’s Angelika Film Centre.
The project, devised by LaBeouf alongside artists Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner, is open to the public for free, and the livestream can be accessed online over the entirety of the three days. The project is not the first strange one for the collaborative trio, who earlier this year streamed a live podcast of Shia LaBeouf’s heartbeat for a week as part of the SXSW festival.
The actor – who began his career in Even Stevens but is perhaps best known for his role in Michael Bay’s Transformers series – has often been seen as a pinnacle of internet culture and at the heart of much public intrigue. From showing up on a red carpet with a bag over his face reading ‘I’m not famous anymore’ to a song written about his apparent cannibalism, and his strangely aggressive motivational video – LaBeouf is the media’s dream; a child actor who seems to have lost the plot.
The livestream can be watched until the 12th November here.
Watch the music video for Rob Cantor’s ‘Shia LaBeouf Live’ below, to try and understand the legend further.