Free Medicine Dispenser (Tool of Weaponry and Resistance to the Medical Industrial Complex)
Art Arcade (Group Exhibition),
A402 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts
Free Medicine Dispenser is a Mexican peso operated vending machine, which has been filled with Tijuana-sourced medicine. In April 2017, I crossed the San Ysidro border where I was able to purchase four different prescription medications/antibiotics, although I could easily purchase anything of my choosing. Ultimately, I chose to focus on the purchasing and moving of women's hormonal-based medicine between borders, with the exception of amoxicillin. The medicines purchased were of the generic sort, although, brand names were offered at slightly higher costs.