Initially planned to last through President Donald Trump’s reign, Museum of the Moving Image has closed Shia LaBeouf’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ exhibition for public safety reasons.
The revolution against the newly inaugarted President was set to be livestreamed, in the mind of Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner. However, it turns out that the Museum of Moving Image had other ideas and has opted to shut down the project as it was an “ongoing public safety hazard”.
The stream, titled He Will Not Divide Us, was supposed to last four years, or the entirety of the Trump presidency – as the public continue to request for an empeachment against the 45th President of the United States of America
Since its start, the stream had also become very controversial as notable alt-right members flocked to the camera to start problems. In an altercation with a protestor, LaBeouf was even arrested. “The installation had become a flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent”, issued in a statement by Museum of the Move Image. “While the installation began constructively, it deteriorated markedly after one of the artists was arrested on the site of the installation and ultimately necessitated this action. Over the course of the installation, there have been dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests, such that police felt compelled to be stationed outside the installation 24 hours a day, seven days a week”.
The ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ project also updated their website. It now reads, “On February 10, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image abandoned the project. The artists, however, have not”.