On Tuesday, Shia LaBeouf gave up on his daily “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” postings on Twitter and replaced it with an “#IAMSORRY” tweet — accompanied by an art installation in Los Angeles.
The installation, also titled “#IAMSORRY,” is running from Tuesday through Sunday, and, in true Shia fashion, seems pretty weird. It involves picking out an object that has to do with his previous work and then going into a room where LaBeouf himself sits, silently, with a bag over his head. Can’t wait to read about this in future generations’ art history textbooks!
Given LaBeouf’s now plagiarism-filled history, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the exhibit is suspiciously similar to a 2010 Marina Abramović installation at the Museum of Modern Art, which included the performance artist sitting across from individuals and staring silently at them. Original or not, the project isn’t all Shia: He collaborated with artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner on it, according to a press release sent out by Turner himself.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to stop by, we rounded up some reactions from people who’ve visited the exhibit so far:
It sounds like a haunted house in more ways than one.
Then Shia admits to being a “big poop head.” It’s all we’ve ever wanted.
A brave soul from The Wrap asks for luck. Things are getting intense.
Shia’s exhibit is serious art, guys. Serious art demands protection, as Buzzfeed’s Adam B. Vary learned.