- ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’
Shia LaBeouf unveiled yet another piece of online performance art, and this one is aimed directly at US President Donald Trump.
On Friday, the day of Trump’s inauguration, LaBeouf announced a project called “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US,” which is live-streaming footage from a camera installed outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. You can watch the live stream at Hewillnotdivide.us.
At the time of this writing, the live-streamed footage consisted of Jaden Smith, the actor, rapper, and son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside others chanting, “He will not divide us.” LaBeouf was not seen in the video.
Museum of the Moving Image, New York pic.twitter.com/uhaqLufjo2
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 20, 2017
The stream began at 9 a.m. on Friday – Inauguration Day – according to the announcement on the site. It invites the public to “deliver the words ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ … repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.”
The site says the live-streamed project will exist “continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency.” LaBeouf is working on it with his art collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner.
“In this way, the mantra ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community,” the announcement said.
LaBeouf previously staged “#ALLMYMOVIES,” a live stream of the actor watching all the films in which he starred.