Shia LaBeouf has reportedly moved his anti-Donald Trump live stream protest from New York to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The project was originally set up outside of the Museum of the Moving Image, launching the day of Trump’s inauguration.
Accordingly, the museum has since cited “dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests,” including LaBeouf’s own detention, as they then removed the protest from their grounds.
In a statement from LaBeouf and his collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, they said:
From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing of our piece as a political rally, rather than as a participatory performance artwork resisting the normalization of division. On numerous occasions, we voiced serious concerns to the museum about hate speech occurring at the site of our project, and requested that the museum act responsibly in moderating this and providing the public a means of reporting such incidents. Our requests were not even acknowledged, let alone acted upon.
The protest was originally scheduled to air for the complete four years of Trump’s presidency, urging individuals to come together, imploring “he will not divide us.”
For the full statement from LaBeouf and company, follow here.