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Shia LaBeouf Is Hitchhiking Across the Country with Fans for His Latest Art Piece

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He’s done motivational speeches and worn paper bags over his head, and now Shia LaBeouf is turning hitchhiking into an art form.

For his latest performance art piece, LaBeouf is teaming up with frequent collaborators Rönkkö and Turner, along with Vice, to travel the country by the good graces of his fans.

For the next 30 days, you can find the actor and his friends using the GPS coordinates they tweet or by visiting the #TakeMeAnywhere website, where you can track their movements. According to the website, the project is commissioned by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art as part of The Finnish Institute in London and MediaLive 2016. Vice and the Frame Contemporary Art Finland are also contributors.

According to Time, LaBeouf told Vice the project was about “making friends” and “finding meaning” in life and has pledged to do just about anything strangers ask of him along the way.

His journey kicked off from Lyons, Colorado on Monday, where five friends met up with the actor for a free lunch at the mircrobrewery Oskar Blues. The fans revealed some of the meeting’s most interesting tidbits with Time, including that LaBeouf told the table his father was a circus clown who juggled trained chickens.

“He was talking about his upbringing and how he was raised by a single mother,” said Denver native Brandon Glanton. “To have everyone sitting down there, having lunch with him, it was so cool that he was so receiving. He was more humble than you can ever imagine.”

Hitchhiking usually is not the safest mode of transportation, but Glanton said LaBeouf was not worried about getting hurt. “He kept referring to himself as a mirror,” he explained. “He was saying that if he’s a mirror that puts out good, then good will reflect back to him.”

Another diner, Daniel Rachlitz, elaborated, saying that when asked about potential trouble on the road, LaBeouf replied, “I just don’t think that’s going to happen.”