René Georg

Ethnographer & Film director

Cross Section

Cross Section is an ethnographic exploration of the social interaction between man and machine. The film takes place at Odense University Hospital's Department of Radiology and Department of Oncology.

In this visual and sonic environment, the machines dictate the phase of life in order for the translation and digitalization of the organic body to take place. Cross Section shows health practice from machinic perspectives to make explicit the human pursuit of diagnosis and treatment of cancer to prolong life on earth.

Cross Section is part of the Master's degree in Medical Anthropology at South Carolina State University. The film is now being shown at festivals all around the world.