If you ever wanted to meet Shia LaBeouf, you will never get a better opportunity to do so than during his latest art project this month. From May 23rd to June 23rd the infamous LaBeouf will be hitchhiking across the United States, and he’s willing to accept rides from anyone. You read that right. He and his collaborators, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner, are spending the entire 30-day period traveling via hitchhiking. The team is documenting their journey from Boulder, Colorado to wherever they end up for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Finnish institute in London as part of MediaLive 2016.
The #TAKEMEANYWHERE project website posts the artists’ location in real-time and tracks their cross-country(ish) journey. You can also follow them (literally) on Twitter. The team has no specific destination in mind, they’re just waiting to go wherever you want to take them. According to LaBeouf, this project is about making friends and connecting with people. LaBeouf calls hitchhiking ‘the ultimate collab.’
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) May 23, 2016
This wouldn’t be the first time that Shia LaBeouf has done something the general public might find questionable. Remember the ‘I’m not famous anymore’ paper bag, the aggressive green screen pep-talk and the 72-hour livestreamed marathon of his own movies? Anything for art, right? Wouldn’t you be at least a little worried about being picked up by murderers or something though? We would, but apparently Shia and his team aren’t concerned, they’re just excited for an adventure.
So, if you’re interested in being a part of the project, or just want to meet Shia LaBeouf, go pick him up for a few hours sometime this month. We’re pretty sure you’ll be left with a great story!