Shia Labeouf Stuns Art Lovers By Dancing Around Gallery
Shia LaBeouf shocked visitors to an art gallery in Helsinki, Finland, by dancing around in one of the exhibits. The actor and performance artist took a trip to the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary in Finland’s capital to see German visual artist Hito Steyerl’s Factory of the Sun artwork.
Factory of the Sun is an immersive 23 minute film screened in a dark room lit by blue neon strip lights.
Although deckchairs are provided for visitors to relax while enjoying the short movie, video obtained by TMZ.com shows the 30-year-old Transformers star dancing frantically in front of the exhibit’s screen.
Hito, whose art film features scenes from the news, video games and online dance videos, told WENN she was happy Shia had reacted passionately to her piece.
“Everyone is very welcome to dance in this installation – whoever it is,” she said. “It’s also happened many times before, it’s a very natural way to react to the work.”
Hito also invited Shia to contact one of the dancers featured in the work, popular YouTube dance star takeSomeCrime.
“If Mr. LaBeouf would like to learn some additional moves I recommend he gets in touch with my protagonist takeSomeCrime who could show him some amazing footwork,” she added.
Shia has had his own work exhibited in the Kiasma museum, as it hosted a video link to three cabins in Lapland in which he and the other members of his art collective, Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner, spent a month in isolation.