I make stuff? Why, because I have to. Because I have to get things out of my system. Everyday, I am more surprised and disgusted by with people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean are willing to do to gain power, to celebrate their ego, to break down fundamental rights for which so many people have fought, died even. And for what purpose? What is the greater goal in this? Where is the light, how is it going to help earth, our sinking ship?
It is important to stick together, to talk to each other, to get in contact as much as possible. I am not a great communicator myself, but I feel disbelief, I feel fear. So I used this negative energy to protest in my own way.
#Hewillnotdivideus refers to the 4-year protest project by Labeouf, Rönkkö & Turner. A livecam is broadcasting people delivering the words ‘He will not divide us’.
“In this way, the mantra acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.”
The work is made to show solidarity with all people that refuse to accept the ‘populist reality’. Never get used to this, it is not normal. It will never be.
A variation I made on the end result: