Actor and performance artist, Shia Labeouf created a protest art exhibit that was originally installed outside of the Museum of the Moving image in New York. The installation was entitled “He Will Not Divide Us,” and requested that those who shared the political sentiment stand chanting in front of the camera.
The live stream was eventually interrupted by the art museum out of their fear of violence. Labeouf himself was brought up on bogus assault charges after pushing a white supremacist who lured him into a photo and then whispered anti-Semitic provocations to him.
The project, however, wasn’t absent for long and has found a new home installed on the side of the Albuquerque’s El Rey Theater. This will be the third month of the project, having started on inauguration day in representation of Trump’s racist and misogynistic undertones in his regime.
We hope that people can pay a little bit more respect to a man trying to make a peaceful statement and stand behind those who face the same scrutiny, and worse, that he has from the alt-right movement.
“He Will Not Divide Us” has become extremely popular and well followed and the site’s mission statement states:
Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency. 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.
Stay strong and resist.
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