If you have ever heard of Shia LaBeouf you would know that he is interesting to say the least. Shia is an American actor, performance artist, and director who became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Steven. LaBeouf received a Young Artist Award nomination in 2001 and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for his role. He made his film debut in Holes (2003), based on the novel with the same name by Louis Sachar. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film let’s love hate. The main reason I’m talking about Shia is that last week or six days ago he occupied an Oxford lift for a performance art project. The plan was that he and two other performance artists occupied a lift for 24 hours.  The trio occupied the elevator at EC Oxford, an English language course Centre in Gloucester Green, for a 24-hour stint ending at 9am on Saturday. They left the lift for their talk but returned afterwards. So if you are wondering what sane person would occupy a lift for 24 hours claustrophobic or not, and why? We are thinking the same thing. This was supposed to be part of a project they were doing called #elevate. This project saw Shia interacting with the public for 24 hours who were free to ask him anything. One student went a bit fan crazy and asked Shia to punch him in the face. As for a reason why this project was done. There isn’t one except that I guess they just wanted the general public to interact with him. Why this was done in a lift with no chairs for 24 hours and then called art? I don’t know. But if you are from Oxford and sad that you missed out. You will just have to catch up like us by watching it on YouTube. That’s if you have a whole day to spare.

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