Critical Writing Index

Make the Medicine Go Down: Steven Matheson's "Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel"

by Jim Supanick

Millennium Film Journal, 2006, no. 45/46, pp. 118-121

An analysis of Steven Matheson's video Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel. This short nods to film noir in style; the story concerns an underground network of ill people seeking methods of treating themselves with home remedies and whatever resources they can find. Jim Supanick reads the work as commenting on the trajectory of the health care system and the pharmaceutical industry's resistance to generic drugs and low-cost AIDS treatment.

ITEM 2006.189 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Apple Grown in Wind TunnelSteven Matheson

Forevermore: Diary of a Leach LordEric Saks

La JeteeChris Marker