Artist Projects

The Lincoln Film Conspiracy (LFC)

Ina Archer

The Lincoln Film Conspiracy (LFC) is both a 30-minute film and a six-minute multi-screen installation that combines archival film footage, new video segments and digital image manipulation. Archer recreates the sound and imagery of vintage sci-fi and musical films to imagine an anthropologist’s discovery of vanished black movies that had previously been abducted by aliens. LFC is set in the present, reflects on the past and imagines the future. The film humorously confronts the practice of film preservation and archiving, particularly of work by minority and regional artists.

Project Updates

  • 2009: Archer receives Civitella Ranieri Foundation visual arts fellowship in Italy for The Lincoln Film Conspiracy

  • 2007: The Lincoln Film Conspiracy is screened at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival