Shia LaBeouf: Performance Artist strikes again
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Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf strikes again! The last time we heard from The Beef he was spitting mad rhymes and aggressively bullsh*t excuses at his girlfriend. But now The Beef has returned, once again perpetrating performance art in a public space. Gothamist announced yesterday that The Beef is at the Angelika Film Center in New York, watching all of his movies in reverse-chronological order, and you, presuming you live in New York and have absolutely nothing else to do, can join him. This is groundbreaking art! James Franco is so jealous right now.
The art(?) project(??) is called “#ALLMYMOVIES” and is being performed(???) in collaboration with artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, who also collaborated on The Beef’s previous interactive art piece(????) “#IAMSORRY”—you know, the time he sat in an art gallery with a bag on his head and let strangers just do whatever to him. This time, he’s sitting in the audience of the theater, apparently remaining mute no matter how fellow audience members choose to engage, or not engage, with him. He’s going to maintain this silence until the movie marathon wraps up Thursday night with the English-dubbed version of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, for which he provided a voiceover.
I did my share of questionable and/or sh*tty projects in art school, so I have no grounds to judge this on, except that it sounds like every project ever submitted by the kids taking art classes because they thought it would be an easy A. Your tolerance for Shia LaBeouf: Performance Artist extends exactly as far as your tolerance for Shia LaBeouf, and my tolerance is pretty high. The Beef drives me crazy, but when he’s locked in, he is Maximum Entertaining. However you judge the validity and artistic merit of #ALLMYMOVIES, you have to admit it’s entertaining, at least.