Shia LaBeouf May Be Planning To Punish Himself In Public With Performance Art Show
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.27.2014
More weirdness from Shia...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shia LeBeouf may be planning to hold a repentance-themed performance art show at a Los Angeles art gallery. The story was originally covered by Gawker's Defamer last week. This is all apart of his "apology tour" for plagiarizing the work of author Daniel Clowes. La Beouf has claimed that the apologies (including a skywritten apology of "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" over the city of Los Angeles) was all part of a performance art act.
He said at the time: "In the midst of being embroiled in acts of intended plagiarism, the world caught me & I reacted. The show began. I became completely absorbed, oblivious to things around me."
It's unknown if he plans to hold the show now that he's admitted it was all an act, but he has contacted at least four art spaces in the area, including the Francois Ghebaly Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Gallery owner Ghebaly said: "We got an inquiry from him. We responded that we'd be interested to discuss it with him. Nothing is sure at all."
One owner of a gallery was contacted and emailed a proposal by LaBeouf, which you can see below. He describes the show, called #IAMSORRY. It would include pliers, whiskey, Belgian chocolates, Transformers toys, printed-out Twitter comments on folded paper and a ukelele.
It reads: "For 7 days, Shia will sit at a table in a small, boxy room at the rear of a Los Angeles gallery. It is not clear if this is actually Shia, or an imposter. A paper bag will cover his head, emblazoned with the words ‘I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.'"
There would be a long table with "implements" that visitors could use however they wanted, LaBeouf (or an imposter, it's not sure which) "will remain silent throughout. He will be subjected to humiliation or forgiveness at the visitor's discretion."
One gallery owner didn't respond it all, thinking it "wasn't real".
Another mused: "He's really itching to be the next James Franco huh?"