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Leo
 
Impersonation
2014 video, 25min

The film re-enacts Charles A. Leale’s book “Lincoln’s Last Hours” through the active participation of Abraham Lincoln impersonators.
The published book presents a clinical description of the medical treatment that prolonged Lincoln’s life for 9 hours.
Through performative action Lincoln impersonators were asked to recreate Charles A Leale’s medico-military report on the last hours of Lincoln’s life. Dressed as Abraham Lincoln they audition, negotiate and interpret several roles: Charles A. Leale reading his manuscript, Charles A. Leale performing medical interventions to prolong Lincoln's life, associate doctors and the dying Abraham Lincoln himself. 
The film was created during The Association of Lincoln Presenters annual convention. There are 177 Lincoln impersonators currently performing in the USA.