Artist Projects

Fallen Fruit

Emerging Fields, 2013



Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit’s David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young coined the term ‘Public Fruit’ and began mapping fruit in public space in 2004. Fallen Fruit is a long-term art collaboration that began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. 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 of 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. Matias Viegener left the group in 2013.


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INDIVIDUAL COLLABORATOR BIOGRAPHIES

David Burns

David Burns lives and works in Southern California. He holds a BFA from CalArts and an MFA from UC Irvine. Burns has recently presented projects at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty ...
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Austin Young

Austin Young is a portrait photographer and video artist based in Los Angeles since 1985. He has created an encyclopedic documentation of sub- and trans-culture in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...
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