Photo by Luke Turner 

Selected bibliography.

My Research:

Neutrality, narratives and neo-Nazis: Examining HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner

Presentation for Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association (MAPACA), November 2017:

Memes IRL: How the performance art of LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner unleashed an internet subculture into the real world

General Articles 

Dell’Aria, A.  (2019) From rallying cry to dysfunctional site: surveying participation in HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media

DenHoed, A. (2017). Artistic Differences. Dissent, 64(3),11.

Holman, M. (2017). Flashpoint for Violence. Art Monthly, (404) 14.

Kornhaber, S. (2018). Can Protest Art Get Its Mojo Back?. The Atlantic. Retrieved from

Gillooly-Kress, E. (2018). #HEWILLNOTDIVIDEUS: Weaponizing performance of identity from the digital to the physical. The Journal of American Drama and Theater, 30 (2), Retrieved from

Lockwood, A. (2017). Contest and Concordance: HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US and challenges to resistant discourses in performance art. Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research,16:71-29 

Marantz, A. (2017). Trolls protest Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump protest art. The New Yorker. Counter-Protest Dept. Retrieved from

Selk, A. (2017). Internet trolls have declared war on Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump project. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from

Weiberg, B. (2017). The paradigm of streaming in contemporary arts. The Contemporary Contemporary, Retrieved from

White Flag. (2017). Art Monthly, (406),18.   

Williams, M. (2017). A Noble Balancing Act: Museums, Political Activism and Protest Art. Museum International69(3-4), 66-75.


Newspapers/Electronic Publications

Queens, NY

Bartleet, L. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art project with Jaden Smith could be his most powerful yet. Retrieved from

Bernstein, J. (2017). The public square belongs to 4chan. BuzzFeed News. Retrieved from

Bellafante, G. (2017). Shia LaBeouf and the pitfalls of celebrity activism. New York Times. Retrieved from

Broderick, R. (2017). Trump supporters and neo-nazis are using secret chatrooms to harass Shia LaBeouf. BuzzFeed News. Retrieved from

Canfield, D. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s Controversial Anti-Trump Museum Installation Has Been Shut Down. Slate. Retrieved from

Casado, L. (2017). How Shia LaBeouf’s protest turned into a Neo-Nazi shit show.The Tab. Retrieved from

Chack, E. (2017). I went to Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” art installation and it was honestly a blast. BuzzFeed. Retrieved from:

Deepti, H.(2017). LaBeouf-led livestream says “He Will Not Divide Us.” Associated Press State Wire: New York (NY).

Dessem, M. (2017). Watch Shia LaBeouf shut down a White Supremacist (without punching him). Slate. Retrieved from

Earl, W. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’: Here’s what it’s like to peacefully exorcise Trump’s bad vibes. Indiewire.

Earl, W. (2017).  LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ Finds New Home After NYC Closing. Retrieved from

Fortin, J. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s Art Exhibit Shut Down for ‘Public Safety’  The New York Times.  Retrieved from

Goff, L. (2017). Charges dropped against LaBeouf in anti-Trump scuffle. Queens Gazette.  Retrieved from
Goff, L. (2017). Threats, violence shutter anti-Trump exhibit. Queens Gazette. Retrieved June 4, 2018, from
Horgan, C. (2017). Is Shia LaBoeuf more important than Meryl Streep? Article Magazine. Retrievedfrom
Jusino, T. (2017). Museum of the Moving Image removes Shia LaBeouf’s He Will Not Divide Us installation…for safety. The Mary Sue. Retrieved June 4, 2018, from
Kane, A. (2017).  How a webcam in NYC is bringing us closer together. Dazed. Retrieved from
Kaye, B. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s four-year Donald Trump protest is off to a rocky start. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved from
Lange, Jeva. (2017). How Shia LaBeouf created the first great art of the Trump era. The Week.  Retrieved from
Lavelle, R. (2017). Obviously Shia LaBeouf Was Arrested at the Trump Protests. The Daily Beast. Retrieved from

Manuel, A. (2017). He Will Not Divide Us: A Case Study. Michigan Review. Retrieved from

Mei, G. (2017). Shia LaBeouf Starts a Livestream to Protest Donald Trump. Cosmpolitan. Retrieved from

Mastrosimone, P. (2017). MoMI shuts down LaBeouf’s HeWillNotDivide.Us video feed. Queens Chronicle. Retrieved from

Matua,A. (2017). Queens rallies outside Shia LaBeouf’s art exhibit to condemn hate speech by Nazi sympathizers. Retrieved from

Matua, A. (2017). Shia LaBeouf video installation at Astoria museum shut down due to “serious public safety hazards.” Retrieved  from

Matua, A. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s art collective blasts Astoria museum for removing live stream project. Retrieved  from

Murthi, V. (2017). Shia LaBeouf Debuts Four-Year Anti-Trump Livestream ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ — Watch. IndieWire. Retrieved from

Ridner, G. (2017). How LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner became one of today’s most important art groups. Nylon. Retrieved from

Selk, A. (2017). A live stream of Shia LaBeouf chanting was disrupted by Nazi-themed dancing. Then things got weird. The Washington Post. The Intersect. Retrieved from

Sisley, D. (2017)  LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump project gets shut down.Dazed.  Retrieved  from

Sisley, D. (2017)  Shia LaBeouf is now being targeted by 4chan racists. Dazed. Retrieved from

Smith IV, Jack (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump livestream has devolved into a neo-Nazi broadcast network. Retrieved  from

Smith IV, Jack (2017). Milk is the new, creamy symbol of white racial purity in Donald Trump’s America. Retrieved from

Sutton, B. (2017). Museum Terminates Anti-Trump Art Project over Safety Concerns. Hyperallergic. Retrieved from

Shugerman, E. (2017). I went to Shia LaBeouf’s 4-year protest and saw why it’s not anti-Trump. Revelist. Retrieved from

Stone, K. (2017). LA’s Shia LaBeouf gives neo-Nazi a headache in NY. Retrieved from

Tempey, N. (2017). Okay, Maybe He Will Divide Us: Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Livestream Shut Down For “Public Safety”. Gothamist Retrieved from

Yakas, B. (2017). Video: Shia LaBeouf gets into intense shouting match with White Supremacist. Gothamist. Retrieved from

Live Stream “Rally Against Hate”

Albuquerque, NM

Boetel, R. (2017). Actor’s ‘participatory performance’ protest comes to Duke City – Shia LaBeouf has words for Trump. Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved from

Buffenstein, A. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s Livestream Temporarily Shut Down After Gunshots. Artnet News. Retrievedfrom

Chung, J. (2017). Shia LaBeouf moves “He Will Not Divide Us” from NYC to New Mexico. Gothamist. Retrieved from

Gomez, A. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump art installation vandalized in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal.  Retrieved from 

Gomez, A. (2017). ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ video stream taken down after report of gunshots – Shia LaBeouf cites safety concerns. Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved from

Gomez, A. (2017). United by Art: Participants at Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Divide’ installation find common ground. Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved from

Kane, A. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner re-open HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US. Dazed. Retrieved from

Kelley, S. (2017). Shia LaBeouf trump protest live stream relocated. Variety.  Retrieved from


Allison, N. (2017). Shia LaBeouf says neo-Nazis stole his art project in Tennessee. Tennessean. Retrieved from

Cafolia, A. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner name neo-Nazis who stole their art. Dazed. Retrieved from

Cohen, T. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner Outs Neo-Nazis Who Defaced Art With Anti-Semitic Messages. Complex. Retrieved  from

Dazed. (2017)). HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US opens up again in a secret location. Retrieved from

Gore, S. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö, and Turner’s “He Will Not Divide Us” returns at secret location.  Retrieved from

Reneau, M. (2017). Actor Shia LaBeouf’s flag stolen. The Greeneville Sun.  Retrieved from

Reneau M. (2017).  LaBeouf Group Accuses Couple Of Stealing Flag In Greene County. The Greeneville Sun.  Retrieved from

Liverpool, UK

Hooton, C. (2017). Shia LaBeouf moves anti-Trump art project to Liverpool because “America isn’t safe enough.” Independent. Retrieved  from

Mumford, G. Shia LaBeouf’s Trump art project shut down one day after moving to Liverpool. The Guardian. Retrieved from

O’Brien, L. (2017). Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump flag taken down at FACT after “illegal trespassing.” Liverpool Echo. Retrieved from

Youngs, I. (2017). Shia LaBeouf Trump protest shut down. BBC News. Retrieved from

Nantes, France

Agence France Presse (2017). Flaming French drone targets anti-Trump art. Retrieved  from

Delmas, A. (2017). Qui veut faire disparaître le drapeau anti-Trump de Nantes?? Liberation. Retrieved from

Denéchère,A. (2017). Nantes?: le drapeau anti Trump , installé au Lieu Unique, victime d’une attaque au drone. France bleu. Retrieved from

Divers, F. (2017) VIDEO. Nantes: Un drone tente de mettre le feu au drapeau anti-Trump.20 Minutes Retrieved from

Fersing, M. (2017). Le Lieu Unique à son tour dans le viseur de l’ultra droite. France bleu. Retrieved from

Ouest-France. (2017). Attaque d’un drone à Nantes. Le drapeau anti-Trump était visé au Lieu unique?! R Ouest-France Retrieved from

Shaw, A. (2017). LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump work adopted in Nantes. The Art Newspaper.  Retrieved from

General Attacks and Theft EDITORIAL UPDATE: Radiolab has decided to take down this episode. Some listeners called us out saying that in telling the capture the flag story in the way that we did, we essentially condoned some pretty despicable ideology and behavior. To all the listeners who felt that way, and to everyone else, please know that we hear you and that we take these criticisms to heart. I feel awful that the things we said could be interpreted that way. That’s on us. It was certainly not our intention, and we apologize.

Cliff, A. (2018) Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner get radically open. Dazed. Retrieved from

Desantis, R. (2017) Shia LaBeouf’s Trump project hacked with anti-Semitic text. NY Daily News. Retrieved from

Lain, D. (2018) Zero Squared #158: Metamodernism, (HWNDU section starts at about 27:00). Retrieved from

Forrest, N. (2017). Art Trio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s Racist Protest Traumas. Blouinartinfo. Retrieved from

Shaw, A. (2017). Charlottesville protestor thought to have targeted LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner work with anti-Semitic comments. The Art Newspaper. Retrieved from


Museum of the Moving Image Description:

Statement from Museum of the Moving Image, January 27, 2017:

Statement from Museum of the Moving Image, February 10, 2017:

Statement from LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, February 18, 2017:

Museum of the Moving Image Trustees: