Shia LaBeouf Tries to Explain His Performance Art to a Fascinated Jimmy Kimmel

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Shia LaBeouf spoke with Jimmy Kimmel  to promote his new movie, American Honey, but the conversation didn’t stay on the movie for long.

Kimmel briefly asked LaBeouf about his experience making the movie, but was much more interested in the bizarre performance art the actor engages in. He was particularly curious about the time LaBeouf streamed himself watching all him movies.

“It starts like an ironic, silly thing like most of the things I do,” LaBeouf explained, “but it wound up in a cool, sincere place.” LaBeouf says he sets up boundaries for what people can do and lets it go from there. In that instance, he says some people were “exhibitionists” and others were content to sit off-camera and be a part of the experience.

LaBaouf also told Kimmel about the time he invited strangers to pick him up and give him a ride. The trip began in Colorado and took him as far as Alaska. “People want to be a part of something,” LaBeaouf said. “Some people would quit their jobs and want to roll with you for three weeks.”

Kimmel asked the questions that we probably all have at this point: Why? What does he get out of this? LaBeouf replied, “You go from self-examination to self-love to people love. It’s really joyful on the other side of these projects.”

Check out the video above for the full interview. We’ll be on the lookout for LaBeouf’s next strange piece of performance art.