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2015 ➤ Another three days inside the head of Shia LaBeouf

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Dozing off: Shia LaBeouf viewing #allmymovies this week in NYC

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Click pic to watch Shia viewing #allmymovies

◼ ZZZZZZ!!!!! You may have just missed the latest immersive real-time art project from the compelling marriage of Hollywood and bleeding-edge European art, as manifested by the LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner collaboration.

Shia LaBeouf, the very #Iamsorry Californian film star with artsy pretensions, has just spent three days in New York City inviting fans to sit with him through #allmymovies – or at least, all those he has made in the past two years with the ex-St Martin’s luminaries Nastja Säde Rönkkö (Finland) and Luke Turner (GB) under the banner of metamodernism. (In May Central Saint Martin’s graduates enjoyed the LRT treatment of this year’s highly metamodern BA degree show with a live stream of #introductions in which Shia declared “Something has happened. Beauty is at work”.)

This week’s live stream from NYC finished last night but you can still catch up with Shia’s ordeal at New Hive or take the easier route by viewing individual projects at the LRT campaign website.

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Sharing a metamodern joke recently: LaBeouf (centre) with Turner and Rönkkö

➢ Update 17 Nov – Best bits from a remarkably dull interview with the artists afterwards:


Several times in the interview, LaBeouf and his collaborators discuss the elitism of the art world. However, as LaBeouf asserts, it’s an attitude prevalent in the film industry, too. “The movie world is just as elitist. I get emails from people in the movie world, people telling me, ‘You gotta maintain mystery.’ But truth will always find its way out there. Sincerity is the new punk rock.”


“Despite battling with those negative feelings beforehand, afterwards it was clear that the effects of the project were entirely positive. “I walked out loving myself,” he says. “Not in some grandiose, ‘You’re fucking awesome’ way, but like (I was) part of a community. You’re a part of this human thing. You’re in this human thing. I’ve always felt as though, ‘I’m just an animal in this human thing. And I’ll play the human game. I’ll wear the human mask.’ But coming out of there, it’s the first time I’ve actually felt part of this – it was very humanising for me. I walked out loving myself.”

➢ Read a handy overview of last winter’s #Iamsorry performance at Dazed online

➢ Oh, the irony: famous pop star also says #Iamsorry


2011 ➤ Oo-er, Metamodernists say: Go forth and oscillate

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Annunciations (installation view), 2011 © by Luke Turner: The Annunciations series revolves around the experience of art, the visual realm, and the ghosts of art history

❚ YOU READ IT HERE FIRST. As the V&A’s exhibition on Postmodernism lays bare the cultural malaise of recent decades, a bright new dawn is announced  “with emphatic optimism (and a pragmatic romanticism)” by the publication of “The Metamodernist manifesto”…

  1. We recognise oscillation to be the natural order of the world.
  2. We must liberate ourselves from the inertia resulting from a century of modernist ideological naivety and the cynical insincerity of its antonymous bastard child.
  3. Movement shall henceforth be enabled by way of an oscillation between positions, with diametrically opposed ideas operating like the pulsating polarities of some colossal electric machine, propelling the world into action…

➢ Continue reading The Metamodernist manifesto

➢ Luke Turner’s Annunciations 2011 reviewed by Siobhan Wall — “Each photograph in Annunciations is named after a famous Renaissance painting, and it’s apparent that these largely abstract images are a carefully considered distillation of what lies beyond the figurative and literal in the well-known masterpieces…”

➢ Notes on metamodernism is the webzine that documents current developments in politics and aesthetics that can no longer be explained in terms of the postmodern, proposing instead “a sensibility that oscillates between modern positions and postmodern strategies; between construction and deconstruction (indeed, reconstruction); a desire for sens and a doubt about the sense of it all; between sincerity and irony; hope and melancholy”.

Peter Doig, Figure in Mountain Landscape, New Romanticism,Death of Painting,

Peter Doig, Figure in Mountain Landscape, 1997-8

➢ The new New Romanticism — “the act of presenting the commonplace with significance, the ordinary with the mysterious, etc, and this undertaking’s inevitable and necessary failure… But why now? … To express a dissatisfaction about a present that is increasingly uninhabitable, and a desire for a future whose blueprint has yet to be drawn”.

➢ Peter Doig and the “Death of Painting”  — “His work explores a tension between the designs of humanity and the wild, natural world it has to reckon with… He seems to paint about painting, each canvas becomes an allegory of the strangely beautiful problems, inadequacies and imperfections of creative vision.”

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