Shia LaBeouf, one of the most captivating young creatives of our time, has been doing his thing with these livestream art performances, but his latest might be his greatest. Kicking off at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York is HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US, a four-year project that launched on the day Donald Trump becomes Head Cheeto and president of the United States of America.
HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US consists of a wall on the outside of the museum with the words HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US and a camera that will be livestreaming via the website for the duration of Trump's presidency. People are being asked to get on the stream and say the phrase "he will not divide us" as much or as little as they want.
"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," reads the official website.
Shia's latest exhibit has already received some impressive star power in the form of Jaden Smith.
#HeWillNotDivideUs One voice becomes two pic.twitter.com/1wNUc0ernV— Hillary (@TNHills13) January 20, 2017
Now even if you think dedicating four years to this is a bit crazy, you have to respect Shia taking his established brand and using it for something bigger than him. With so many out there feeling like January 20, 2017 is the darkest of days, there are rays of hope, and things like these can really help get a message out. Or, at the very least, let you know that if you aren't here for Trump, you are not alone.