The Salon: Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner present #FOLLOWMYHEART
Metamodern performance art piece transmits LaBeouf’s heartbeat for six straight days| March 18th, 2015
Shia LaBeouf is transmitting his heartbeat as part of a metamodern performance art piece entitled #FOLLOWMYHEART for every moment of SXSW.
Using technology pioneered by pplkpr, he will roam the interactive Texan festival with his collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner on a quest to break down the emotive walls between digital culture, Hollywood and real life. At every step the public will be able to log on to FOLLOW-MY-HEART.NET to watch and listen to every single murmur, throb and cardiac pulse he experiences.
The metamodernist art trio will be at The Salon to talk to Dazed Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tim Noakes about their collaborative art practice and the convergence of live performance art, social networking and digital publishing in a metamodern age.
When people say, “listen to your heart”, they are urging us to tune 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.
As we roam the SXSW festival, the data of my heart will roam the networks, transmitted live at FOLLOW-MY-HEART.NET for us to follow together in real time for the duration. 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.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, 2015