Actor/performance artist Shia LaBeouf, along with traveling companions Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner are hoping to harness the power of social media for a road trip in the name of “art”. From May23rd through June 23rd, the collective are hitchhiking, starting in Boulder, Colorado, and inviting anyone to pick them up and take them anywhere the driver chooses. The group is tweeting their coordinates using the hashtag #TAKEMEANYWHERE. They are documenting their trip in real time online.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s request, #TAKEMEANYWHERE, aims to examine the nature of human decency, naivety and iniquity on social media. Using of the virtual world to dictate their journey IRL around the country, they hope to uncover truths of human interaction in the digital age.
The “trip” was commissioned by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Finnish Institute. You can learn more (if you care) right here.