Shia LaBeouf has had a long and illustrious career: he first won our hearts as perennially sweaty dork, Louis Stevens, then as a big-budget movie actor in everything from Wall Street to Eagle Eye. After that, there was a short lived time as a plagiarising graphic novelist and, for the past couple of years, he’s been a strange kind of semi-controversial performance artist.
These performances began, of course, with that paper-bag stunt back in 2014 at the Nymphomaniac premiere (“I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE”). Most recently, his endlessly memed #ALLMYMOVIES project saw him watching all 72-hours of his own films surrounded by adoring members of the public. The results were, as we already know, hilarious, as Shia grimaced and laughed through his entire oeuvre – warts (AKA every Transformers ever) and all.
Now he’s back with a new performance piece called #TOUCHMYSOUL which allows for an even greater level of public interaction than #ALLMYMOVIES. It basically involves Shia and two collaborators (Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner) sitting in Liverpool’s Fact Gallery and taking calls from the public as the whole thing is live streamed. So, if you fancy talking to your favourite, many-times-arrested, spandex-wearing, totally unconvnetional celeb, make his hotline bling over the next four days on +44 (0)151 808 0771. We’ll be watching.