HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US

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HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, 2017–
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.

Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously at www.hewillnotdivide.us for four years, or the duration of the presidency. 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.

Shia LaBeouf (b. Los Angeles, USA), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. Helsinki, Finland), and Luke Turner (b. Manchester, UK) make art together as LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner . Their practice explores connection, collaboration and creation across the networks. Past projects and performances include #ALLMYMOVIES (NewHive / Angelika Film Center, New York, 2015), #TOUCHMYSOUL (FACT, Liverpool, 2015), #TAKEMEANYWHERE (BMoCA / The Finnish Institute in London, 2016), and most recently #ANDINTHEEND (Sydney Opera House, 2016).

Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, and screenings and events, and by collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.

NewHive is proud to host the livestream website at www.hewillnotdivide.us.

My Five Internet Obsessions: Sarah Ahmed

Sarah Ahmed physically lives in the GCC but emotionally in the world wiLD web. She calls herself a creative because she still can’t call herself an artist. She gives plants new homes when her life gets messy, and sends postcards to strangers. She is the founder & curator of jaffatelaqlam.com. Now Sarah shares with us her top 5 internet obsessions of the moment.

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1. surveillance cameras around the world // something about the cameras capturing scenery/people in low resolution makes me actively paranoid

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2. infinte zooming – // i have this bookmarked for when i want to relax

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3. crying sessions’ youtube search: people meeting their puppies for the first time

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4. chants sung by pearl divers a long time ago in the gulf. these soft sad songs break and heal me.

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5. seeking plants in google maps // through google maps, i like entering malls, organizations and offices to look for plants.