Shia LaBeouf is hitchhiking across the country for art

For the next 30 days, self-proclaimed former famous person and current performance artist Shia LeBeouf is hitchhiking across the country with strangers as a form of art. LeBeouf has taken a lot of lumps in the press since he started his perplexing career as a performance artist. Since becoming a "meta-modernist performance artist," LeBeouf has embarked on such strange projects as wearing paper bags with the words 'I'm not famous anymore' written on them over his head at red carpet events, live streaming himself watching all of his movies alone in a theater, and jumping rope for an hour on Skype while random gallery attendees turned the ropes for him. In addition, he has collaborated with Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and British artist Luke Turner on projects like his six-day #IAMSORRY installation in Los Angeles. According to CBS News, the three artists have now taken their act on the road.

Commissioned by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Finnish Institute in London, LaBeouf, Rönkkö, and Turner are hitchhiking across the country for a project called #TAKEMEANYWHERE. The project, which is set to run for a month from May 23 to June 23 and is supported by Vice, invites the public to pick up the three collaborators and give them a ride to a location of the driver's choosing. The artists are tweeting their GPS coordinates with the hashtag #TAKEMEANYWHERE so that drivers can find them. As of this writing, LaBeouf and friends are in Grand Island, Nebraska.

According to Time, LaBeouf stated that the project was about making friends and finding meaning in life. As part of the project, he also pledged to do anything that participants ask of him, within reason. Denver native Brandon Glanton and a group of his friends were the first to pick up the three artists in Lyons, Colorado. According to Glanton, LaBeouf wasn't worried about anything untoward happening on the journey.

"He kept referring to himself as a mirror," said Glanton. "He was saying that if he's a mirror that puts out good, then good will reflect back to him."

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