When he was 13, Marilyn Manson — then just Christian schoolkid Brian Warner of Canton, Ohio — would hide out in the basement while his grandfather masturbated to bestiality porn. A couple of years ago, around the time his assistant wrecked his car and left a single, sad tire behind in his garage, Manson watched a mind-bendingly surreal flick called Rubber about a killer tire that murders people by making their heads explode. Fake or not, he wrote back to say thank you, and then Manson began flooding his inbox with goofy selfies. What is the message? Manson was used to the suspicion.
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He was booked on charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness after he reportedly approached someone to ask for a cigarette in the early morning hours, and became aggressive when he was told no, at which point he began shouting profanities at both passers by and police. LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued. What makes this situation so indefensible is what happened after the arrest. This is the sixth arrest for the actor, and latest in a long line of alcohol-related incidents.
Was this a case of performance art creating an atmosphere in which anything, including crime, can happen? Ever since the first ancestral performance happenings in the early 20th century, this dynamic and unpredictable form of art has been associated with violence and danger. From riotous Futurist evenings and the chaos of notorious avant-garde premieres such as that of The Rite of Spring in Paris in , to surrealists insulting priests on the street , the moment when art becomes a kind of drama has often been a moment of physical threat. In , Chris Burden got himself shot in the arm in the name of art. He was also crucified on the back of a Volkswagen.