One Lincoln After Another
Artists Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh work together collaboratively on historically-based multimedia work under the name Archive. Archive’s work has included performance lectures, spoken word CDs, video games, exhibitions, and works on paper.
Archive presents “One Lincoln After Another,” finding Abe through short webisodes involving spirit mediums, photographs of Lincoln documents, sculptures made from Lincoln’s death mask, a Lincoln “presenter,” and a trip to several Lincoln monuments, including one in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Lincoln Shuffle
Bryce Dessner is the guitarist for The National and Clogs. Bryce has performed/and or recorded with some of the world’s most creative musicians, including songwriters Antony Hegarty and Sufjan Stevens, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, and composers Michael Gordon, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. In addition to touring with The National, Bryce’s upcoming projects include a new commission for the Kronos Quartet and a new work for BAM”s Next Wave Festival in 2009.
Bryce offers up “The Lincoln Shuffle,” a series of short compositions inspired by Lincoln and the music of his era, featuring primarily brass instruments. Bryce hopes his work will be the seed of an archive that starts to grow, so we invite you to remix his music or create your own.
Composed by Bryce Dessner
Bryce Dessner – Guitar
Aaron Dessner - Guitar
Benjamin Lanz- Trombone
Kyle Resnick- Trumpet
Recorded and Mixed by Bryce Dessner
Maira Kalman is one of the most recognized and important artist/illustrator/designers working today. Her work has ranged from children’s books to illustrations for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker to an illustrated edition of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style—which even included a picture of Lincoln!
For her Abe project Maira has created “Finding Lincoln,” a 44 panel story based on the life of Abraham Lincoln, weaving in her own personal story about searching for Lincoln.
All images © Maira Kalman, 2009
Abraham Lincoln: Behind the Speeches
1812 Productions, is a Philadelphia theater company dedicated to entertaining, educating and exploring a variety of issues through comedy. 1812 Productions has received countless Barrymore nominations and awards and has been cited as one of the “Best of…” by Philadelphia Magazine.
Lincoln was a master of the communication tools of his day–the letter and the speech. Abraham Lincoln: Behind the Speeches is a four-part mockumentary that looks at what Abe might have done with some more modern 20th and 21st-century media formats, ranging from the Lincoln radio address to the Lincoln podcast.
Conceived and written by Jennifer Childs and Don Montrey
Video, Sound and Editing by Jorge Cousineau
Photoshop work by Dave Jadico
Featuring Nathan Holt, Fred Anderson, Jen Childs, Dave Jadico, Don Montrey, Tony Lawton, Monica Stephenson, and the voices of Susie Stevens, Scott Greer, Kate Tejada and Tyler Melchior.
What was Lincoln’s “literary bureau”? How did he decide to allow black soldiers in the Civil War? What’s the connection between the House Divided speech and Lincoln’s famous stovepipe hat? Lincoln scholar Douglas Wilson opens up the Rosenbach’s historical documents to reveal the stories and connections that lie beneath the surface. Dr. Wilson is the co-director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College. He is two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize for his books Honors Voice (1999) and Lincoln’s Sword (2007). Like Lincoln, Douglas Wilson sports an excellent beard.
Check out Dr. Wilson’s work via the “Scholar’s Commentary” link found on each Lincoln document.
We were lucky enough to get a group of very talented artists to give us their take on 21st-Century Abe. The artists visited the Rosenbach Museum & Library to explore the Lincoln documents; from there each artist took off in a different direction, from 19th-century band music to a pilgrimage to Springfield to giant sculptures of Lincoln south of the border. We hope that seeing what these talented folks have done gets you thinking about finding your own Abe.
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