Shia LaBeouf Explains Away Recent Behavior as "Performance Art"

Posted Saturday January 18, 2014 2:10 PM GMT

Despite an earlier promise to retire from public life, Shia LaBeouf is making headlines again, calling his recent behavior "performance art."

Accompanied by the caption, "#stopcreating," the "Transformers" star posted a photo of a lengthy explanation, titled, "Twitter as Art."

In it, he shares, "Performance art has been a way of appealing directly to a large public, as well as shocking audiences into reassessing their own notions of art and its relation to culture. My twitter "@thecampaignbook" is a meta-modernist performance art. A Performative redress which is all a public apology really is."

Later, he says that the recent events "freed my unconscious and released my authentic creative imagination."

In conclusion, the 27-year-old actor states, "Risking my public representative's skin to prove my platitudes. I embarked on a journey full of the informed naivety of a magical realism. My actions here are only as interesting as the conversations that come about as a result of them. The fact that they were started at all is a positive thing." As if we haven't heard it enough from him, he ends with, "That you. I'm sorry - shia."

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