And Now, Shia LaBeouf Will Spend 24 Hours in an Elevator


The actor Shia LaBeouf said he would stand in an elevator at Oxford University for 24 hours as part of a performance art piece.

The Oxford Union, via YouTube

Shia LaBeouf, the mercurial actor known equally well for box office hits and bizarre performance art, took up a 24-hour residence on Friday in a tiny, makeshift performance space at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, where he said he would chat with any visitor willing to brave the long lines and the cramped quarters.

The university? Oxford. The space? An elevator.

The student union had invited Mr. LaBeouf to give a talk on Saturday at the university in England, and the performance piece, branded with the hashtag #Elevate and broadcast online via a YouTube live stream, was part of his response.

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