Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

#iamsorry #CultureIndustry #Silence: A Critical Analysis of Shia LaBeouf's Art Exhibit and a YouTube Video

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Eric StephensFollow

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Article

Department

English

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

In February 2014, Shia LaBeouf began his one week post-modern art exhibit, #iamsorry. He sat in a room with people one-on-one and wore a brown paper bag that said, "I am not famous anymore." He just sat there, not saying anything. In this presentation, I attempt to answer why Shia LaBeouf is sorry by using the rhetoric of silence and giving rhetorical context to his exhibit using the Frankfurt School Theorists. I argue that Shia LaBeouf acknowledges his part in perpetuating the media's culture industry and wants to apologize for it.

Start Date

4-9-2015 2:00 PM

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Apr 9th, 2:00 PM

#iamsorry #CultureIndustry #Silence: A Critical Analysis of Shia LaBeouf's Art Exhibit and a YouTube Video

In February 2014, Shia LaBeouf began his one week post-modern art exhibit, #iamsorry. He sat in a room with people one-on-one and wore a brown paper bag that said, "I am not famous anymore." He just sat there, not saying anything. In this presentation, I attempt to answer why Shia LaBeouf is sorry by using the rhetoric of silence and giving rhetorical context to his exhibit using the Frankfurt School Theorists. I argue that Shia LaBeouf acknowledges his part in perpetuating the media's culture industry and wants to apologize for it.