Shia “Just Do It” LaBeouf is back with his latest piece of performance art.
The Transformers star and all-around strange dude has set up a call center at the Fact Gallery in Liverpool, where he will take phone calls from the public in a piece of performance art he calls “#TOUCHMYSOUL.”
Interested parties can contact LaBeouf at this number between the hours of 11am-6pm GMT: +44 (0)151 808 0771.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 10, 2015
LaBeouf is taking calls alongside frequent collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, with whom the actor also worked on his memorable #IAMSORRY art exhibit in Los Angeles in February.
The whole #TOUCHMYSOUL exhibit is being live-streamed at touchmysoul.net, where the group is also posting snippets of the phone logs and what appear to be random notes through the duration of the event.
A small sampling of the call logs:
“I work as a wrestler
I knock guys out with my thighs
and they really like it
I could probably touch your soul with my thighs.”
“do you believe in the Illuminati, do they really exist?”
“YOUR SOUL IS REALLY REFRESHING.”
Meanwhile, people on Twitter are reporting that they’ve spoken to LaBeouf, though in some cases, the actor apparently hung up on them.
— Ian Youngs (@musiciany) December 10, 2015
Shia Labeouf just hung up the phone on me. #TOUCHMYSOUL 😭
— Jack Stewart (@JackTheTyrant) December 10, 2015
So I spoke to Shia labeouf earlier on the phone #TOUCHMYSOUL my life is complete
— Jack McMullan (@JackDontSlack) December 10, 2015
Thank you ShiaLaBeouf for sure you did touch my soul!!! what an amazing moment!!! #TOUCHMYSOUL
— LauraTarantino [INT] (@LauraTarantinoo) December 10, 2015
— Dougie (@Dougie_Campbell) December 10, 2015
LaBeouf had been tweeting #TouchMySoul on Twitter for at least a week before the event, though no one had known what he meant by it.