In mid-2016, Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner embarked on a month-long project to hitchhike the internet, in an artwork commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Finnish Institute in London. Each day, the trio posted their coordinates online and waited for a ride. Whoever then appeared could take them anywhere they chose. For the duration of the project, their journey could be tracked in real time online, with their path entirely in the hands of the public.
Starting in the Rocky Mountains outside Boulder, Colorado, their journey saw them travel over 10,000 miles, zig-zagging coast to coast across the continent, venturing into Canada, before ultimately ending up on the shores of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The film offers a glimpse of the inherent wonder and vulnerability of being tracked 24/7 online […].
Luke Turner (1982, UK), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (1985, Finland), and Shia LaBeouf (1986, USA) have been making art together since 2014 as LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner.
The Finnish Institute in London