Shia LaBeouf's installation at the Museum of the Moving Image that was live streaming "24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next four years" has been shut down after just 21 days.
In a press release the museum stated: "The Museum of the Moving Image has closed HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, a participatory Internet streaming performance by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents, and businesses.
The installation had become a flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent.
While the installation began constructively, it deteriorated markedly after one of the artists was arrested on the site of the installation and ultimately necessitated this action. Over the course of the installation, there have been dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests, such that police felt compelled to be stationed outside the installation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We take our commitment to the safety of our 200,000 annual visitors and 50,000 school children attending programs at the Museum seriously, along with the safety and security of our staff and community."
The installation has caused a lot of controversy since it began, with LaBeouf even getting arrested for allegedly assaulting a visitor.
Last week, a visitor showed up to rant about the Antifa riots at UC Berkeley in a speech titled "This is Why You Lost Part 2" which I will be talking about on Sunday's show.
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