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Mark Newton

I don't know about you, but standing in an elevator with a stranger can be an agonizingly awkward situation. I mean, you're both standing in a tiny metal box, usually starring at your feet (or your phone), desperate to bolt out the doors as soon as they open.

However, that doesn't seem to faze Shia LaBeouf, currently embarking on another of his live-stream artistic endeavors — in an elevator.

The project, named Elevate, features LaBeouf and his co-collaborators Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner standing in a lift at the Oxford Union in Oxford, England and talking to anyone who comes in. This project is slightly different from Shia's past work as you can actually hear him interacting with the public. For example, in the last few minutes I've been listening as they've discussed hippopotamuses, Hungry, Hungry, Hippos, and now they're trying — and failing — to remember the name of the Ron Howard movie In The Heart Of The Sea. Quality stuff. Check out the video below to see what they're talking about right now:

Elevate will continue for 24 hours and will run until 9am, February 20. In that time, members of the public are invited to ride the elevator with the trio and discuss whatever topics they like.

The previous artistic works of Shia include ALLMYMOVIES (in which he watched all his films back to back in a New York cinema) and TOUCHMYSOUL (in which you could ring him up and have a chat on the phone).

UPDATE: He just told a joke. What do you call a monkey that flies? A hot air baboon.

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