Shia LaBeouf is giving a talk at Oxford University in England on Friday night alongside two of his artist friends — Rönkkö and Turner — and the three have decided to stage a bit of an art project before and after the chat.
For the 24 hours both before and after the talk, LaBeouf and his artist buddies are stuck in an elevator, standing with students and occupying the lift in some sort of performance art about connection and stuff.
Esme Ash and Harriet, two Oxford students, had joined the performers in the elevator, and Ash spoke to BuzzFeed about the experience:
"By the time we got on the lift, they had been #elevating for just under three hours and still appeared fairly fresh-faced. Shia seemed engaged in what you had to say, but left you to lead the conversation almost entirely. He spoke a lot about ‘connection', the overarching theme of his different art projects—and it became clear during our conversation that this was living proof of that aim."
Shia's art collective even informed students that visitors were more than welcome to participate in the art project:
"Visitors will be able to join LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner inside the elevator during this time, 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."