Made over in America
Content Production Cinema
The filmmakers of MADE OVER IN AMERICA
Bernadette Wegenstein & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
Gabi Trinkaus (Courtesy Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna)
Gerry Miller (Production Management)
Glenn Bristol (Timelapse Technology, Editing)
:: Background information
Made Over in America is a filmic foray into the cultural complex surrounding America’s fascination with surgical makeover. Bringing together an often funny, sometimes touching array of voices, Johns Hopkins University researcher and MIT Press author Bernadette Wegenstein and experimental filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes join forces to explore the contradictory and at times anxious motives of the producers and consumers of American makeover culture. From their journey emerges a profound question: what have our bodies and our selves become in an age of seemingly limitless transformation?
:: idea / Task / content
MOTIONLAB was assigned to do a Timelapse movie for the documentary “MADE OVER IN AMERICA”. In cooperation with the Vienna based artist GABI TRINKAUS, MOTIONLAB recorded the very special creation process of one of Gabi Trinkaus’ keen portrait collages using Timelapse technology. Cutouts of the movie and the shots themselves were then used as fillers in the documentary.