Whether you love him or hate him, Shia Labeouf definitely marches to the beat of his own drum, or in this case, his own hitchhiking thumb. For the sake of art, the former Even Stevens star is currently hitchhiking across America, and he needs your help. His plan is as follows:
One, he tweets out his GPS coordinates using the hashtag #takemeanywhere.
Two, a random twitter account holder determines the precise location of Mr. Labeouf and tracks him down.
Three, the eager stranger (or strangers) picks up the man who played Sam Witwicky in the not-so-critically-acclaimed blockbuster, “Transformers,” and simply takes him anywhere.
The first twitter strangers to pick up “The Beouf” as they called him were a group of three young men who seemed very excited about the whole adventure. You can watch their experience here.
As was the case in his previous “art” projects (who can forget his #allmymovies project or the “Just Do It” video), Shia has some reason for his madness. His hitchhiking endeavor is to promote the MediaLive Festival which is being organized by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and London’s Finnish Institute. The theme of the festival is corruption, and Shia’s travels are designed to highlight the corruption that can take place within the classical American road trip. Sound strange? I thought so too. However, at this point, what more can we expect from the “actual cannibal Shia Labeouf.”