The continuing shocking behavior of Shia LaBeouf is like a gift that keeps on giving. The actor sat down for a silent one hour silent interview with Dazed, writer Aimee Cliff in a London hotel.
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That’s right! The two remained silent for the entire hour while wearing GoPro video cameras on their heads.
Apparently the real interview was conducted via e mail before the two actually met. In one e mail LaBeouf made a bizarre claim of having been raped by a fan.
“One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me…There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with dishevelled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well. On top of that my girl was in line to see me, because it was Valentine’s Day and I was living in the gallery for the duration of the event – we were separated for five days, no communication. So it really hurt her as well, as I guess the news of it travelled through the line. When she came in she asked for an explanation, and I couldn’t speak, so we both sat with this unexplained trauma silently. It was painful.”
This may have just been an attempt at performance art on the part of the 28 year old former Transformers star, however. The actor needs to find ways to get back in the public eye after his recent very public meltdowns.
In preparation for the interview LaBeouf wrote Dazed in an e mail:
so we will both have go pro cameras strapped to our heads for the full hour
and the footage will be presented raw as a split screen
and you can use it on the Dazed video site
so I’m present in the magazine only in words obtained digitally
and online I’m present only through a mute physical presence
and the reality of my self lies somewhere between and beyond the two
it’s thoroughly metamodern I think