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Actor Shia LaBeouf Has Locked Himself and Group of People Inside Elevator for 24 Hours and Is Live-Streaming It for Some Reason


"How do we make this egalitarian like the Internet? Let's  just move the talk to the elevator."

US actor Shia LaBeouf stands on the red carpet prior the screening of "The company you keep" during the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2012 at Venice Lido. "The company you keep" is presented out of competition. (Photo: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/GettyImages)

Actor Shia LaBeouf Decided to occupy an elevator at Oxford University with two friends for 24 hours straight in his latest attempt to experiment with the performing arts on Friday.

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Actor Shia LaBeouf attends 'The Company You Keep' Premiere at the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2012 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Actor Shia LaBeouf (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

The former "Transformers" star, 29, locked himself in the elevator with artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner at 9 a.m. Friday and plans to remain there until 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to ABC News. Aside from brief bathroom breaks, LaBeouf and friends will stay cooped up in the elevator until 8 p.m. when the actor will issue an address at the Oxford Union. This latest antic from the actor, which has been live-streaming on YouTube since it began, is meant to draw attention to his latest public art project titled #ELEVATE.

"Visitors will be able to join LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner inside the elevator during [the 24 hours], and are invited to address the artists, the debating chamber, and the internet, so that their collective voices may form an extended, expansive and egalitarian Oxford Union address," the description of the live feed on YouTube reads.

"How do we do this and not feel douchey about it?" LaBeouf asked at the beginning of the day, according to the Verge. "How do we make this egalitarian like the Internet? Let's just move the talk to the elevator."

Thus far into the day, the live-stream video shows people come and go throughout the day to spend time with LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner in the elevator as the group discusses a wide variety of topics, ABC News noted. During one segment, LaBeouf could be heard discussing his "transition into Hollywood.

"I had a lot of shame about what I was a part of," LaBeouf said, according to E!Online, "some of the movies I've been part of that had no intrinsic value that are just commercials."

At one point in the day, LaBeouf randomly added, "I'm pretty dangerous. There are other, safer bets. There are easier people to work with," when he discussed how he perceives himself, according to the Verge.

This elevator stunt is not the only time LaBeouf has decided to engage in unusual methods of self-promotion and artistic experimentation. In November, LaBeouf hosted an art project in New York City called #AllMyMovies, in which he proceeded to watch every single movie he has ever filmed at the Angelika Film Center, ABC News noted. And in December, LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner produced an art project called #TouchMySoul in Liverpool, England, where the three of them took questions from thousands of calls across the world as they asked the same question to each of them: "Can you touch my soul?"

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