You Can Now Livestream Shia LaBeouf's Heartbeat This Entire Week, Courtesy of Metamodern Performance Art

Actor is partnering up with his artist friends once again

By Lily Harrison Mar 16, 2015 8:38 PMTags
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Attention all you Shia LaBeouf fans out there: You can now be closer than ever to the 28-year-old actor.

LaBeouf announced his latest project—in the name of art, obvs—which will allow people to track his heartbeat in real time over the course of the next six days.

The Nymphomaniac star rejoins his buddies from his previous antics metamodern performance art, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, for what they're calling Follow My Heart.

The team announced the project at this year's SXSW Festival and revealed the manifesto behind their latest collaboration.

"When people say, 'listen to your heart,' they are urging us to turn in to the loving side of our selves; the imaginative, the intuitive, the compassionate, the inner wisdom we all possess. They are telling us to listen to our passion," their statement read.

"With our physical distance collapsed by the networks, that innermost and most intimate of rhythms will be rendered immediate on our digital screens. Like cats have whiskers, we too are born with a guidance system: our heart. It is our inner GPS, our map, and our guide. It promises to lead us down the path of maximum fulfillment. If you #FollowMyHeart, it may lead to yours."

During a panel discussion this morning in Austin, LaBeouf admitted that he's actually benefiting from the equipment he's wearing for the project.

"Every time my heart rate goes up, I'll stop, breathe and focus on getting my heartrate lower numerically. I've had panic attacks throughout most of my life, whether it's at work or whether I've been drinking heavy. I haven't had that for a while, and this is a constant reminder to stay at a constant numerical place to find peace."

LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner previously worked together on the actor's now infamous Berlinale Festival appearance as well as his Los Angeles #IAmSorry installation.