‘He Will Not Divide Us’ livestream shut down after reported gunshots

That didn’t take long. Less than a week after artists, including actor Shia LaBeouf, put up an art installation called “He Will Not Divide Us” with a livestream of video, the stream was taken down. LaBeouf announced on Twitter early in the morning Thursday that he and the other two artists behind the installation were taking the livestream offline “after shots were reported in the area.”

An Albuquerque Police Department spokesman says there were gunshots near, but were not connected to the installation. “We had an incident a block away occur however it is NOT connected to the camera being there but may have been the same incident heard on the camera,” Fred Duran said in an email. “We have no proof that it was.”

‘He Will Not Divide Us’ comes to ABQ

One week after the Museum of Moving Image in New York City shut down the performance art piece “He Will Not Divide Us”, the artists behind the infamous art installation project resurrected it in an unlikely setting—downtown Albuquerque. The project, now located on 7th Street in downtown Albuquerque outside the El Rey Theater, consists of a camera set on a wall streamed on the Internet under big black, all-caps words “He Will Not Divide Us.” The project is by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. The art collective’s most famous member, film actor Shia LaBeouf, made headlines when the project kicked off the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The project encourages members of the public to say, “He will not divide us” in front of the livestreamed camera at any time. The three artists intend for the livestream 24 hours a day to last through Trump’s presidency.