Serious artiste Shia LaBeouf’s latest artistic endeavor was dealt a serious blow this month when it was shut down at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY.
HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US is a “participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation of division,” according to Shia’s latest press release. Despite the highfalutin description, it was basically a webcam that you were supposed to record yourself saying “he will not divide us” in front of to spurn anything Trump. The plan was to have it run the entire length of Trump’s presidency (so, four years if we’re lucky, eight years if the universe hates us, and endlessly if it becomes the dictatorship we’re all fearing). Unfortunately for Shia, it was given the boot after alt-right fuckfaces and assorted Neo-Nazis kept showing up to troll it and The Beouf himself.
Well, you can’t keep well-meaning pretentiousness down! WILLNOTDIVIDE.US will re-open at the El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hey, at least everyone will be warm when Shia brawls with Pepe the Frog again.
Shia was arrested in late January for getting into an alleged physical altercation with an under-the-bridge dweller at the site. It wasn’t the only time Shia got punchy.