Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner visiting Helsinki International Film Festival

Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner visiting Helsinki International Film Festival

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy arranges a screening of LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner’s video documentary #TAKEMEANYWHERE. The trio joins the screening in Helsinki next week. The film is produced by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Finnish Institute in London.

#TAKEMEANYWHERE was shot while LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner took a month lasting hitchhiking journey in 2016. 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 at, with their path entirely in the hands of the public.

The trio takes viewers to a road trip of over 10,000 miles, from Colorado to Alaska. The documentary offers a glimpse of the inherent wonder and vulnerability of being tracked 24/7 online, taking in rides from introspective lone travellers, gun-loving libertarians, large Mormon and Navajo families, and breakdowns in the middle of nowhere – all the while forging a closeness through shared experience.

The film also features music that accompanied the trio along the way, including tracks from Bill Callahan, Lion Babe, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Santigold, and Logan & Lucille.

About LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner have been making art together since 2014. Their participatory projects and performances utilise empathy, emotion and social interaction to foster new forms of communality across digital and physical networks.

After filming #TAKEMEANYWHERE the trio has made an installation HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US (2017) which has been destroyed and re-established various times for it has been targeted by far-right activists and internet trolls. Their previous works include also #ALONETOGETHER, Kiasma, Helsinki (2017); #ANDINTHEEND, Sydney Opera House (2016); #TOUCHMYSOUL, FACT, Liverpool (2015); #ALLMYMOVIES, New York (2015); and #IAMSORRY, Los Angeles (2014).

#TAKEMEANYWHERE, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy,, Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24 Helsinki, 27.9.2018. at 9:00pm.

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