is the art collaboration of David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, that began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world.
Fallen Fruit is a Creative Capital grantee for 2013 and just completed LA County's first Public Fruit Park with a grant from the LA County Art's Commission.
By always working with fruit as a material or media, the catalogue of projects and works reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience. Public Fruit Jams invites a broad public to transform homegrown or public fruit and join in communal jam-making as experimentation in personal narrative and sublime collaboration; Nocturnal Fruit Forages, nighttime neighborhood fruit tours explores the boundaries of public and private space at the edge of darkness; Public Fruit Meditations renegotiates our relationship to ourselves through guided visualizations and dynamic group participation.
Fallen Fruit’s visual work includes an ongoing series of narrative photographs, wallpapers, everyday objects and video works that explore the social and political implications of our relationship to fruit and world around us. Recent curatorial projects reindex the social and historical complexities of museums and archives by re-installing permanent collections through syntactical relationships of fruit as subject matter.
Fallen Fruit NY Times:
Tasty, and Subversive, Too By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
Published: May 11, 2013
See our projects at FallenFruit.org
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Fallen Fruit - Public Fruit Meditation at The Hammer Museum