Shia LaBeouf is Waiting For You To Make His Hotline Bling
Shia LaBeouf, who has long since departed from from the boy that we knew and loved from Even Stevens and Holes, has just announced his latest project called #TOUCHMYSOUL, in which he and his collaborators basically operate a hotline. You may have seen his past couple of performances, #IAMSORRY, where he invited the public so sit with him, one at a time at a wooden table, while he wore a paper bag over his head which read “I am not famous anymore”, and #ALLMYMOVIES, in which he recorded himself in a movie theater watching all the movies he’s ever worked on for 55 hours straight. While the response to these pieces has been mixed, ranging from people calling him a “young god of self-awareness and maximum meta” to James Franco straight up saying “I don’t understand what Shia LaBeouf is doing,” we can’t deny that we are intrigued. #TOUCHMYSOUL is a live-stream in which LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner (fellow artists who have worked him in the past on what they have titled ‘The Campaign Book’), sit around a desk, set up to essentially be a small call center, waiting to respond to your messages via either Google doc or the phone number +44 (0)151 808 0771. The hours of operation are between 11am and 6pm GMT, and their only instruction to you is to try to touch their souls. Do you think you have what it takes?