'Transformers' star completes 144 laps of the Stedelijk Museum
Shia LaBeouf has run a ‘metamarathon’ around an Amsterdam museum as part of a conceptual art performance.
The star of Transformers and Nymphomaniac announced the event earlier this week on Twitter. He had invited volunteers to run with Shia, run for Shia or make Shia run.
Wearing purple lycra leggings and pink running shoes LaBeouf was joined by two other performance artists completing 144 laps of the Stedelijk Museum.
The BBC reports that while LaBeouf ran his ‘marathon’ around the museum, a 12-hour artistic conference attended by hundreds of artists and philosophers was taking place inside. They were gathered to “consider how the world is perceived by the social media-savvy generation born in the 1980s”.
The museum’s curator Hendrik Folkerts explained: “As we are having a ‘marathon’ conference inside the Stedelijk, we also wanted a reflection of that outside. Nobody can do it better than Shia and the other artists at this performance.”
Prior to the event the actor tweeted: “RUN: – to move swiftly on foot – to PROCESS or execute a PROGRAM or instruction – an unbroken series of PERFORMANCES”
Earlier this month LaBeouf pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct at a Broadway show and was ordered to complete a three-month course of treatment for alcoholism.
His arrest in June outside Studio 54 in New York capped a series of instances of bizarre behavior. He walked out of a Berlin Film Festival press conference for the Lars Von Trier film Nymphomaniac in February. He later appeared on the red carpet for the film’s premiere wearing a paper bag on his head emblazoned with the words, “I am not famous anymore”.
LaBeouf will appear next on screen alongside Brad Pitt in David ‘Training Day‘ Ayer’s WWII drama Fury. The film is released October 24. Watch the trailer below.