Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel

Steven Matheson

2000 | 00:26:00 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Death and Dying, Environment, Health, Landscape, Science

This absurdist, microscopic film noir follows the activities of an underground network of ill people, desperate to create alternative methods of self-care in a world where natural resources are disappearing. While examining the meaning of health, disease, and well-being in the post-industrial world, Apple Grown In Wind Tunnel imagines the development of a culture at the margins, linked by illicit radio broadcasts, toxic waste sites, the highway, and ultimately by the overwhelming desire to find a cure.

"To the immune system in the 21st Century, here's a sublime video elegy: a tale of illness, and grass-roots conjuring against the contemporary malaise. This riveting toxic-road-movie seeps and slouches forward in search of a cure."

—Craig Baldwin

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Prizes + Awards

San Francisco Golden Gate Award Winner 2001

1st Prize, Jurors' Choice Awards, 21st Black Maria Festival 2002

1st Prize, VideoEx Zurich, 2002

Team Work Award, Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2002

Ann Arbor Film Festival 2004, Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2001

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2001

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2002

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2008


VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2005