Have you ever wanted to ride in an elevator with Shia LaBeouf? If you find yourself near Oxford University in the U.K., you can do just that today. The actor is taking part in another performance art project entitled #ELEVATE, where he will spend 24 hours riding up and down an elevator, with the entire experience being streamed live on the Oxford Union YouTube page. The day-long event started 10 hours ago at 8 PM in the U.K., and while 10 hours of the live stream have already past, there are still 14 hours left to watch. Take a look at the description of the event from the Oxford Union YouTube page.
"Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Sade Ronkko & Luke Turner will be appearing at the Oxford Union on 19th February 2016 at 8 PM. For the 24 hours either side of their talk, the trio will be occupying the elevator at EC English Oxford in Gloucester Green (OX1 2BT), from 9am on 19th February until 9am on 20th February. A live audio and video feed of the elevator will be broadcast inside the debating chamber of the Oxford Union for the duration, as well as online at Oxford Union Youtube acting as an extended 24 hour talk."
Visitors will be able to join LaBeouf, Ronkko & 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. The performance and access to the Union debating chamber will be free and open to the public for the full 24 hours.
Back in December, Shia LaBeouf's #TOUCHMYSOUL project fan hotline was open for four days, with the entire event streamed online. One month earlier, another live stream project took place in New York, where the actor bought out a movie theater and watched all of his movies. BBC reports that, earlier in the live stream, Shia LaBeouf revealed that he was invited by the Oxford president after he held the fan hotline project at the university. The actor also revealed that, while he was expecting these college students to deliver a slew of "performance monologues," he has been asked a variety of questions including 'what's your favourite Saturday?' while playing a game of 'snog, marry, avoid.'
Not all of his performance art projects have gone off without a hitch, though. In 2014, with his project dubbed #IAMSORRY, the actor sat in a Los Angeles art gallery wearing a bag over his head that read "I am not famous," where fans could interact with him. It was reported that a woman raped the actor during this exhibit, and his collaborators had to intervene as soon as they found out about the incident. So far, nothing controversial has happened during this elevator project, but you can take a look at the live stream below.