If making a political protest using art is your thing, and you had the luxuries of both fame and modern technology, how would you do it?
Well, for actor Shia LaBeouf it’s a no-brainer really: start a live streaming project that lasts 4-years.
LaBeouf got together with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner to launch the ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ project that started streaming live on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration outside New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image.
People will be live-streamed for the entire 4-years but only time will tell how much time LaBeouf plans to spend in front of the camera.
The project has been getting some extra celebrity support thanks to Jaden Smith who swung by when it first started.
The official website had this to say:
Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.
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.
Head over to hewillnotdivide.us to watch the live stream.