Shia LaBeouf Takes Anti-Donald Trump Art Protest to the U.K.
Actor and performance artist Shia LaBeouf has taken his anti-Donald Trump art protest to Liverpool, England. The project began life in January as a live webcam feed outside New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image, where activists chanted the phrase “He will not divide us.”
It was going to run for four years — the duration of the Trump presidency — but LaBeouf and his artistic collaborators, Jaden Smith, Luke Turner, and Nastja Sade Ronkko, were forced to move the camera to Albuquerque, New Mexico after bosses at the museum shut the project down following violent clashes. LaBeouf pulled the live stream offline again following a controversial gunshot incident and earlier this month, the project changed form and moved to a mystery location, with the webcam feed on the project’s website showing a flag bearing the legend “He will not divide us.” On Wednesday LaBeouf revealed the flag footage was from the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, England. “Starting from 22 March 2017, the durational art project HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Ronkko & Turner will be adopted by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool, UK,” a post on the project’s website reads. It’s not be the first time the Transformers star has teamed up with FACT on an artistic project — in 2015 LaBeouf, Turner and Ronkko sat in a gallery in the arts center and took phone calls from fans for three days.