In my response to this year’s special call (of overcoming divisive discourses), I examine the case of LaBeouf, Rönkkö, and Turner’s HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US art installation, and the discourses that have emerged in response to this piece in the months since its opening. After identifying five discourses that seem to compete over the meanings and intent of the installation, I examine the ways in which these discourses might become more openly engaged in dialogic and transgressive encounters through an application of applied Bataillean abjection.
"Contest and Concordance: HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US and Challenges to Resistant Discourses in Performance Art,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research: Vol. 16, Article 6.
Available at: https://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol16/iss1/6