Museum of the Moving Image / FACT / le lieu unique / Muzeum Sztuki
HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US is a live-streamed durational artwork that ran for four years from 20 January 2017 until 20 January 2021. Commencing at 9am EST on 20 January 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public was 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, responding to those words in any way they wished.
The participatory performance would be live-streamed at www.hewillnotdivide.us continuously for four years, 24 hours a day, for the entire duration of the presidency. In this way, the artwork acted as a show of resistance and insistence, opposition and optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.
The project subsequently moved to the El Rey Theater, Albuquerque on 18 February 2017; an undisclosed location on 8 March 2017, with the project taking the form of a flag; the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool on 22 March 2017; le lieu unique, Nantes on 16 October 2017; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź on 8 June 2018; returning to le lieu unique on 29 October 2018. The artwork concluded on 20 January 2021.