Shia Labeouf’s most recent overall performance art piece, He Will Not Divide Us, is relocating to New Mexico following becoming prematurely shut down by The Museum of Moving Image.

The piece was developed in response to Donald Trump’s presidential win, featuring a camera mounted on a wall outdoors the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The project, which livestreamed footage of participants repeatedly chanting, “He will not divide us,” was originally supposed to keep live for four years (or for the duration of Trump’s presidency)—whichever came initial.

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Labeouf’s project started as a “participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation of division,” but quickly turned divisive as certain participants threatened violence and engaged in harmful behavior. On February 10, the museum announced it officially shuttered the exhibit.

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The Museum of the Moving Image abandoned He Will Not Divide Us,” began a statement released by the creators. “Their evident lack of commitment to the project is damning.” The statement is very vital of the Museum of the Moving Image, declaring that the “museum demonstrated a spectacular lack of judgement,” but went on to say that “as of February 18, 2017, we are proud to be continuing He Will Not Divide Us at the El Rey Theater, Albuquerque.”

Watch He Will Not Divide Us live from Albuquerque, here.

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Shia LaBeouf&#039s &#039He Will Not Divide Us&#039 Art Piece Has Moved to New Mexico
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