People Are Voluntarily Trapping Themselves in an Elevator With Shia LaBeouf

It's called ART, guys.
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Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Because elevator rides aren't claustrophobic and nerve-wracking enough, everyone's favorite talent-free "Performance Artist" Shia LaBeouf is live-streaming his occupation of an elevator at Oxford University for 24 hours, and inviting students to jump in with him, while they discuss the only topic Shia LaBeouf seems interested or qualified to talk about: Shia LaBeouf.

The Transformers actor quite fancies himself an artist these days and is exclusively interested in only one subject: Himself. This fall, LaBeouf rented a screening room at the Angelika Theater in New York City and watched all of his movies in reverse chronological order. That project was called #ALLMYMOVIES; this one is called #ELEVATE.

The entire ordeal is being live-streamed for your viewing and listening pleasure (mostly listening, as the camera is primarily facing the elevator doors.) Recently, one of the fellow occupants missed her train to London in order to hang out in a cramped space with LaBeouf, but didn't seem too bothered by it. She said she could catch a bus later.

LaBeouf is scheduled to give a talk at Oxford after the 24 hour period is over. The actor is joined by his collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, and can leave the elevator for periodic bathroom breaks. 

Here's the riveting live stream:

h/t USA Today