Fallen Fruit at the V&A!

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Curated by Catherine Flood  and May Rosenthal

Opening on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

get tickets HERE 

join us for our Fallen Fruit Magazine, V&A edition HERE

Inviting visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition explores current experiments at every stage of the food system – from compost to table 

From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.

The Exhibition will  feature a major new commission by artists Fallen Fruit who will create a bespoke 12-metre squared wallpaper for the museum and maps of available fruit in the city.  This will draw on the V&A’s collections and the horticultural history of the site – which was once an important nursery for fruit trees – to explore the past and contemporary role of fruit in creating shared culture. –more HERE.

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Make a collaborative magazine with art collective Fallen Fruit using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome. HERE

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27 Portraits – Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

 

Please join us for an exhibition of 27 portraits
at the Little Gallery of San Bernardino,
Opening Reception
April 20th, 2019
5-9pm

27 Portraits
In exchange for drawing a self-portrait onto a hand-picked piece of fruit (oranges and lemons), each participant received a glass of organic juice. Collectively the citrusy self-portraits created a group portrait of everyone participated Hand-drawn expressions illustrate joy and innocence as well as wisdom and age. Portraits of participants along with their self-portraits are part of the recorded stories about the neighborhood and families of San Bernardino on the theme of … “Orange you glad…” Black markers and fruit become the drawing materials, and participants draw a picture of themselves without using a mirror in exchange for a glass of fresh juice. People can use the portraits on social media accounts as icons and avatars with hashtags. #orangeyougladtoseeme #FallenFruitSanBernardino

Fallen Fruit’s project for San Bernardino evolved by working together with community members in the creation of a living artwork – an extension of an ongoing Fallen Fruit project called the “Endless Orchard.” The Endless Orchard builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit. Fallen Fruit San Bernardino’s main site was The Garcia Center for the Arts in the City of San Bernardino, with other programming and plantings taking place at The Feldheym Library, with additional sites in Victorville, Lake Arrowhead, and Crestline. The project included plantings of a variety of citrus trees at the Garcia Center, fruit tree adoptions, poetry and collage that we turned into a zine (examples seen here at the show), hand-crafted wooden picnic tables etched with community quotes, and other public participatory projects. Other local artists, including Printmaker Bob Hurton (aka Uncle Bacon) and Inlandia’s Poet Laureate, Nikia Chaney, worked with Fallen Fruit and community participants on the creation of the Zine. We would like to thank The City of Victorville, the staff at the Family Assistance Program in Old Town Victorville, and the students at the Rim of the Word High School in Lake Arrowhead for all of their support and dedication to making this project a reality. There are now two permanent public fruit tree site in Victorville, one in Lake Arrowhead, and another at the Garcia Center for the Arts! Our project site in Crestline is still underway.

DOWNLOAD Fallen Fruit Magazine, San Bernardino Edition, HERE

 

Special thanks to:
The Little Gallery of San Bernardino
City of Victorville
Socal Gas
Lake Arrowhead – Rim of the World High School
Family Assistance Program – Old Town Victorville
ROOT – Revive Our Old Town – Victorville
Garcia Center for the Arts
City of San Bernardino Art and Historic Preservation Commission
San Bernardino Art Association
California Arts Council
Arts Connection
Fallen Fruit

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Fallen Fruit of Tulum

HUERTO SIN FIN / THE ENDLESS ORCHARD

by Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young

 

Fallen Fruit was in residency at AKI AORA in Tulum, Mexico February 18th through March 10, 2019

For  AKI AORA  2019, Fallen Fruit continued their exploration for the meaning of place and  community with support from Azulik Uh May, Fallen Fruit extended their ‘Endless Orchard’ or ‘Huerto Sin Fin;’ fruit trees that are planted in the public right of way, to be shared by everyone and connecting neighborhoods across communities. The artists did their research focusing on and the area called Tulum town and the village of Francisco Uh May. They met with local residents, business owners, and community leaders to learn about local histories and cultural rituals.  The artists went door to door inviting neighbors to participate in the project by adopting and caring for fruit trees to share with their community. Over thirty five fruit trees were planted in public spaces and adopted by local residents in a constellation linking Tulum town with Francisco Uh May. The Mayan language, which is under threat of extinction, was a vital component in the accessibility of the project, with a strong Mayan community still present in the region. A hand crafted wood sign placed at each fruit tree explains how to share the tree’s resources and care for it – both in Spanish and Mayan.

video still – Huerto Sin Fin, by David Burns and Austin Young, Fallen Fruit

The artist’s created a hand drawn map of all existing fruit trees in the area including the newly planted fruit trees to activate this shared resource for the community. The artists appropriated a long standing strategy of local business in the area and hired a local work truck to drive around the area with a recorded message publicizing the project from a megaphone on top of the car. This driving procession as public intervention invited local community members and business owners of Tulum town and Francisco Uh May to share their fruits. The message was recorded in Spanish and Mayan. Everyone was encouraged to plant the trees and participants signed adoption forms agreeing to help care for the trees and share the fruit when ripe. The artists conducted a workshop with a local after school program called La Esquina Foundation. The youth created plastic spirit bug catchers from recycled plastic bottles to protect the trees and prevent potential diseases for the new fruit trees, teaching the children about recycling and safeguarding the fruitful trees.

As part of the fruit planting and research process, David and Austin with a support team from AKI AORA and IK LAB  created a new film work, ‘HUERTO SIN FIN’ which tells the story of this collaboration and focuses on the alarmingly present advent of cultural tourism in the area threatening this natural paradise, the currency used to attract tourists in the first place.

 

Handmade signs written in Spanish and Maya for as instructions for when to harvest and how to care for each tree:

The Endless Orchard

A public participatory project for everyone to share.

This fruit tree is a part of the Endless Orchard.

The fruit is for everyone, including you.

When ripe, please taste the fruit and share it with others.

Take only what you need.

Say “hi” to strangers.

Take a friend.

Go by foot.

This is a orange tree.

Oranges are ripe in May.

Created by the artists of Fallen Fruit

With AKI AORA and Azulik.

 

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FRUTA PARA TODOS is a call to action and a poem. This message was  recorded for the fruit truck recorded in both Mayan and Spanish.

 

FRUTA PARA TODOS!
Naranjas! Limones! Mandarinas! Papayas!
Guanabanas! MANGOS! Aguacates! SAPOTES
COMPARTA FRUTA CON SUS VECINOS.
CON SU COMUNIDAD
CON LOS SUYOS
CON LOS OTROS
CON LAS OTRAS   
HAGAMOS UN HUERTO INFINITO!
UNAMONOS
UNETE
AQUI AHORA
FRUTA PARA TODOS!
FRUTA PARA LOS SUYOS
FRUTA PARA OTROS
FRUTA PARA OTRAS

 

Our Fruit Tree Planting project, HUERTO SIN FIN  in Uh May and Tulum is in collaboration with AKI AORA and sponsored by IK LAB / Uh May

 

AKA YA

Programa público – 1-10 de marzo 2019, Tulum.

Queridos amigos, nos complace anunciarles e invitarlos a la tercera edición de AKI AORA!

Dear friends, we´re excited to announce and invite you to the third edition of AKI AORA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fallen Fruit – yay 2018!

We hope you have a beautiful and fruitful 2019! 

 A big thank you to all friends, collaborators, supporters, and collectors. And a special thank you to all our partners. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Help us continue grow this important work and transform community.
Let’s make fruit trees publicly accessible everywhere – our cities could be like communal gardens. Share your fruit!  

With Love,
David and Austin
“Fallen Fruit Cocktail’ on the cover of ART NEWS magazine, Winter 2019

We exceeded prior attendance records at Newcomb Art Museum and our installation ‘Theater of the Sun’ was the most instagramed site in Palermo! We were in the NY Times twice! Here are some highlights of 2018:

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Endless Orchard! 300 fruit trees in New Orleans! 

EMPIRE our exhibition at Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans

LOWER 9 FRUIT PARK, New Orleans

PONTCHARTRAIN FRUIT PARK, New Orleans 

FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE – New Orleans Edition

THEATER OF THE SUN Manifesta 12, Palermo

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA  Manifesta 12, Palermo

FRUIT COCKTAIL Fallen Fruit at Manifesta 12, Palermo

CONSUMED by Ligaya Mishan in the NY Times Magazine

TODO INCLUIDO: Estás Como Mango Remixed,  OPC, Puerto Vallarta

FALLEN FRUIT interview by Cameron Shaw

FALLEN FRUIT OF SAN BERNARDINO


”Orange you glad i didn’t say banana?” participatory art at San Bernardino Art Museum

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA– San Bernardino

RIM OF THE WORLD FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

MOJAVE RIVER TRAIL HEAD FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

HISTORIC VICTORVILLE FRUIT PARK, San Bernardino County

FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE! San Bernardino Edition!

PUBLIC ART NETWORK AWARD  Stoneview Nature Center

THE ENDLESS ORCHARD at Manual Arts High School

Fallen Fruit’s first ever MASTER CLASS at Stoneview Nature Center

PANORÁMICA, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico

ART NEWS MAGAZINE  Cover and “15 L.A. ARTISTS TO WATCH” 

Fallen Fruit in LALA Magazine

Monument to Sharing by Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) 2016

ART INSTALLATIONS and PUBLIC ART CURRENTLY ON VIEW:
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES  The Bunker, West Palm Beach 
THE PRACTICES OF EVERYDAY LIFE 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville
THE MONUMENT TO SHARING at Los Angeles State Historic Park

A special thank you to Manifesta, Newcomb Art Museum, Pelican Bomb, A Studio In the Woods, San Bernardino Arts Council, Garcia Center for the Arts, OPC, New Orleans Department of Parks, CSED, Palazzo Butera, 21c Museum Hotel, Beth Rudin DeWoody and The Bunker, Joanna Glovinsky, and everyone who joined us on our journey this year!

Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Fallen Fruit are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.

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Help grow the ENDLESS ORCHARD

In 2018, with your help, we planted more than 400 fruit trees for sharing including 6 public fruit parks and and we have more planned for 2019. Join us! Sponsor a fruit tree for a $90 donation and help grow the ENDLESS  ORCHARD. For $300 you can dedicate a tree to loved one with a brass tag and $1000 will sponsor a public picnic table. All fruit is shared and accessible to the public. 

The ENDLESS ORCHARD builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit.  

Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Fallen Fruit are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.

other ways to support?? SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE!  
www.fallenfruit.org/store  

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Stoneview receives Public Art Network Award!

Stoneview Nature Center: Civic Art Project Recognized at American for the Arts one of the 49 outstanding public art projects 2017!  -Civic Art by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young.

 

On Friday, June 15, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017, including the civic artwork at the Stoneview Nature Center. The projects were chosen through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Selected by public art experts, the roster of projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Annual Convention in Denver.

Information can be found HERE at Los Angele County Arts Commision.

Details can be found HERE at Americans For The Arts.

Initiated as a Design-Build competition by the County of LA, the Stoneview Nature Center project invited pre-qualified teams to transform a five-acre brownfield site into a highly sustainable nature center in the Blair Hills neighborhood of Culver City, CA. As an important node along the five mile “Park to Playa Trail”, the 4,000 square foot facility and surrounding gardens were envisioned as a place for community to come together and engage both socially and architecturally.

Congratulations to the entire team!
Architects Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
and Design-Build partner Ledcor
Landscape architect AHBE
Civic artists Fallen Fruit
Graphics by Omnivore

“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.

“THIS PROJECT IS A WIN FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS ALL AROUND. IT WILL EXPOSE YOUTH TO NATURE, CREATE JOBS, AND SERVE AS A PROTECTIVE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. ” – Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors

 

 

 

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Lower 9 Fruit Park Opening Celebration

Come celebrate our LOWER 9 FRUIT PARK in New Orleans
June 30, 9–11!  
 
 
As part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” we facilitated the planting of 300 fruit trees across New Orleans, including fruit tree parks in the Lower 9th Ward and Gentilly. On June 30, 9–11 am, we welcome you to celebrate the project with the artists, David Burns and Austin Young. Reverend Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church gives a blessing, and following the ceremony, guests can tie-dye and take home bandanas featuring maps of New Orleans’ new public fruit trees.
Meet us at Fallen Fruit’s fruit tree park in the Lower 9th Ward near the intersection of Florida and Caffin Avenues in New Orleans.
 
 
 
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP and share with your friends on Facebook.
 
 
 
 
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FALLEN FRUIT at MANIFESTA 12

Fallen Fruit is part of Manifesta 12, the twelfth edition of the European nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November.  The Fallen Fruit art installation will be at the magnificent Palazzo Butera of Palermo, located in the historical Kalsa district.

The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence is curated by By Manifesta 12 Creative Mediators: Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Mirjam Varadinis. 

We mapped the fruit available for everyone to share in Palermo and maps are available at Butera or online at the Endlessorchard.com/palermo

Teatro del Sole- by Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, 2018 installation

Manifesta 12 Palermo consists of more than 40 newly commissioned projects, public interventions, and performances held in various venues spread around Palermo’s neighbourhoods. Manifesta 12 Tickets allow visitors to discover ground-breaking projects inspired by the Manifesta 12 Palermo curatorial concept The Planetary Garden.Cultivating Co-existence, many of which are visible in public spaces and no ticket is needed.

 

 

 

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CAUSEPLAY at Los Angeles State Historic Park

 

 

Join us this Sunday at 2pm. Come make tie dyed bandana fruit maps with Fallen Fruit at Los Angeles State Historic Park– and come see all the art in the park including our ‘Monument to Sharing.’ it’s free and there will be activities and all!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1811278468938506/

Come celebrate the Chinatown Yard Alliance by playing in the park they fought to establish! Along with games there will be opportunities to learn about art in the park, history, wild animals, and much more. The celebration concludes with a campfire!

Tentative schedule:
2pm: Event starts with Yoga, DJ, and games
3pm: Lion Dancers
4pm: Artist Panel moderated by Tom Carroll (of Tom Explores Los Angeles). Participating artists: Lauren Bon, Rosten Woo, Debra Scacco, Anna Sew Hoy, and Fallen Fruit.
5pm: “Here and Then: A walk through the Los Angeles history gateway” with UCLA Prof. Fabian Wagmister
6pm: Nature of Wildworks: come see and learn about wild animals
7pm: Campfire + free s’mores

“Monument to Sharing” (2017) by Fallen Fruit organizaton

This day we will unveil the final phase of Rosten Woo’s piece, A Park is Made by People. This is an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. Find him, and many of our other inspiring artists, at the artist panel discussion!

Tentative activities and games: large beach balls, cooking demo, tree giveaways, rock wall, tie dyeing, giant chess and connect four, knot making, and much more!

Please join us in celebrating the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.

Want to volunteer?
Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/fqHQR4smcXjO1gNB2
or email us at info.larsppartners.org

The day will honor the original Chinatown Yard Alliance with the unveiling of the final phase of Rosten Woo’s, A Park is Made by People, an oral history of the grassroots effort to save this land as much needed open-space. The park will host a panel discussion with all the artists who have contributed work to the park and why these site specific installations are meaningful in the larger context of the local community, park vision, and city as a whole. Other activities will include Ranger led walks, hands on workshops, and activations at each of our public art sites.  Please join us in celebrating the victory of the Chinatown Yard Alliance and the power of the people to cause positive change through collective action.

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Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!

Coming up May 12th and 19th!

Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!
Public art project, “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!”

The Endless Orchard builds community through expanding public access to fresh fruit.

Join us!
May 12th at the Feldheym Library from 1-3pm
Fallen Fruit zine workshop with Uncle Bacon AND The Endless Orchard, Fruit Tree Adoption
555 W 6th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

May 19th at The Garcia Center for the Arts from 12-3pm
Fallen Fruit zine workshop with Nikia Chaney
The Endless Orchard– plant the perimeter!
536 W 11th St., San Bernardino, CA 92410

The zine workshops will result in the creation of a Fallen Fruit San Bernardino Magazine, celebrating our countywide community! Printmaker Uncle Bacon (a.k.a. Bob Hurton) and Inlandia Poet Laureate, Nikia Chaney will help guide participants as they create work through collage, illustrations and short written text. The final document becomes an electronic PDF available free for download.

DOWNLOAD Fallen Fruit Magazine, San Bernardino Edition, HERE

The Endless Orchard events will include a public fruit tree adoption at the Feldheym Library, and a “plant the perimeter” event at the Garcia Center for the Arts. What if instead of going to the grocery store for an apple, you just walked outside your door? Fallen Fruit helps the community to create a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Neighbors adopt fruit trees and plant them next to the sidewalk to share with the community.  Participants sign an adoption form, agreeing to care for and share the fruit tree. Trees are mapped on the San Bernardino Endless Orchard Map- where anyone can map, plant and share fruit. The anchor of this map will be 12 trees planted on the grounds of the Garcia Center for the Arts.

The first “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” events took place in partnership with the San Bernardino County Museum. The museum hosted an art exhibition “Life in the Cracks,” a zine workshop and “Orange You Glad I didn’t Say Banana?” in which participants drew their self-portrait on an orange in exchange for a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Future “Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” events are being planned in Victorville and Crestline. Details will be announced as dates and times are confirmed.  For more information please visit http://www.artsconnectionnetwork.org

 Arts Connection, The Arts Council of San Bernardino County, was awarded a California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities grant to bring a project from artist collective, Fallen Fruit to life in San Bernardino. Additional funds for programming were awarded by the San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission and Southern California Gas Company.

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Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Endless Orchard!

The artists of Fallen Fruit share a citywide project presented by Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University and in partnership with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Together with local residents, we planted 300 publicly accessible, fruit-bearing trees for everyone to share. Learn your fruits! 

***go see “EMPIRE” by Fallen Fruit at Newcomb Art Museum through December 2018

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Fruit For All! – April 14th at Newcomb Art Museum

ART AND FRUIT LOVERS!!  Come celebrate FALLEN FRUIT OF NEW ORLEANS with us!

April 14- 10 am to 1 pm at Newcomb Art Museum  New Orleans, LA  + Google Map

 

Fallen Fruit, Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods,  Newcomb Art Museum and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South’s Rosenthal Blumenfeld Gulf South Foodways Program will FRUIT FOR ALL! featuring  FRUIT Magazine – a collaborative Zine, Public Fruit Map Bandana tie-dye Workshop, Fallen Fruit’s Lemonade Stand, roving archivist tours of our art installation,  EMPIRE, a fruit-themed DJ, food trucks, cotton candy, and so much more! Free and open to the public, art and fruit lovers are invited to come join in on the fun!  Questions? Email museum@tulane.edu.

If you live in New Orleans, Fallen Fruit invites you to bring family recipes to include in FRUIT MAGAZINE- NEW ORLEANS EDITION! also join us for  LEMONADE STAND, and our Public Fruit Map Bandana Tie-Dye Workshop!   The Bandana will be a map to the 300 fruit trees we planted with neighbors, CSED and New Orleans Parks and Parkways for Fallen Fruit of New Orleans!

To celebrate the opening of EMPIRE, Newcomb Art Museum hosts a reception on Friday, April 13. Burns and Young give a talk at 6:30 pm, followed by a public reception 7:30–9:00 pm.

EMPIRE is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

 

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EMPIRE- opening reception April 13

Join us for the opening reception celebrating  Fallen Fruit’s upcoming exhibition EMPIRE!  at Newcomb Art Museum
 
Celebrating the New Orleans tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by LA-based artists Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods and Pelican Bomb. Through this assembly of over 300 objects, the artists will transform the entire museum into one immersive artwork that explores the history of people and place in terms of cultural legacy, historical narrative, and social constructs.
 
The project uses objects culled from the diverse archives and collections across campus, including art, sound, documents of record, material culture, and artifacts. It activates objects held by the Amistad Research Center, Hogan Jazz Archive, Latin American Library, Louisiana Research Collection, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Art Museum, Newcomb College Institute, Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection / Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, and Southeastern Architectural Archive, among other campus collections, shifting the lexicon of historical meanings into one work of art.

EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects that colonialism, slavery, trade, and tourism have had on the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings.

EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.

5:30 pm – Private VIP/members reception featuring New Orleans themed catering, desserts by Salt & Light Pastry Co., a garden-style mixologist, and live entertainment

6:30 pm – Talk with David Allen Burns and Austin Young of artist collective Fallen Fruit

7:30-9 pm – Public reception

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EMPIRE

Celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by Los Angeles-based artists Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods and Pelican Bomb. Through this assemblage of over 300 objects, the artists will transform the entire museum into one immersive artwork.

The project uses objects culled from the diverse archives and collections across campus, including art, sound, documents of record, material culture, and artifacts. It activates objects held by the Newcomb Art Museum, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb College Institute, Latin American Library, Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection / Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Amistad Research Center, and the Louisiana Research Collection, among other campus collections, shifting the lexicon of historical meanings into one work of art.

EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects that colonialism, slavery, trade, and tourism have had on the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings.

Fallen Fruit’s EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum is made possible in part through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC’91), Lora and Don Peters (A&S’81), the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board. Newcomb Art Museum and Fallen Fruit want to thank the Joan Mitchell Center, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Amistad Research Center, Middle America Research Center, Louisiana Research Collection, and the Latin American Library for making this exhibition possible. EMPIRE at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University is part of “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” a suite of site-specific projects taking place throughout New Orleans from June 2017 through June 2018, commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.

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The Endless Orchard at Manual Arts High School!

Fallen Fruit expands the Endless Orchard to South Central L.A.

Fallen  Fruit Tree Adoption!  

Help us bring free fruit to you, and your neighbors! Collaborate with us! Come Help us plant!

Manual Arts High School

9-12 Saturday February 24th, 2018

4131 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA 90037

The Endless Orchard is coming to Manual Arts High School in South Central! Collaborate with us by adopting a fruit tree to share with neighbors!  Let’s make fresh fruit accessible to everyone! It’s free to participate.

You can apply to adopt a tree if:
• You have a home, business, or community center in South Central. Preference will be given to our neighbors who are near Manual Arts High School.
• The tree will be accessible to neighbors and passersby – placed in the front of your yard right next to the sidewalk.
• You agree to water and care for the tree for the first three years.
• You’re willing to share the bounty! Your tree will be part of the Endless Orchard map, which shares the locations of public fruit trees throughout the city.  

 

To apply for a tree, contact Bari at Manual Arts High School: bariapplebaum@gmail.com

Contact David and Austin at info @ fallenfruit.org with any questions or to learn more. 

 

PLANT THE PERIMETER

Our city is filled with useless ornamental landscaping and more cement than grass. What if we replaced all these little shrubs with fruit trees?   What if instead of driving to a grocery store for a peach you just walked outside your door? The peach on the street has never been sprayed or dusted or fertilized. The peach from the store was sprayed, dusted, fertilized and has a round little sticker you can’t eat. It traveled 200 or 2,000 miles to meet you. Plant the city, share with your neighbors and change the texture (and flavor) of your neighborhood. You have nothing to lose buy your shrubs!

Plant fruit trees on the perimeter of your property, on the sidewalks, streets and back alleys! The fruit trees that are easiest to care for are semi-dwarfs (easy to pick). Those that require less water are figs, loquats, avocados, pomegranates and some citrus. Dig a hole twice as big as the roots and soak it before planting by filling it with water. After the water has drained, mix half of the dirty with 50% soil amendment. Plant fruit trees in the fall, winter or spring and be ready to care for them (water!!) for the first two years at least.

Give things away! The only real gifts are those without any expectation of return. Share fruit with all your neighbors, friends and strangers. Put signs up inviting people to sample. Change your neighborhood into an inhabited garden on the Endless Orchard. Share your fruit. Change the world!

 

 

Manual Arts High School
4131 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA 90037

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Fallen Fruit of San Bernardino!

Made possible through grant funding from the California Arts Council, The City of San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, and SoCalGas.

“Fallen Fruit San Bernardino!” will include a series of events in different regions of the county. Our first public participatory event will be at the San Bernardino County Museum on March 10th. Celebrate the “Festival of Life in the Cracks” day by adopting a fruit tree, drawing a self portrait on an orange, or taking part in our collective zine project!

The Endless Orchard is coming to San Bernardino!
Collaborate with us by adopting a fruit tree to share with neighbors!

You can apply to adopt a tree if:
• You have a home, business, or community center in San Bernardino. Preference will be given to our neighbors in the Inland Empire basin.
• The tree will be accessible to neighbors and passersby – placed in the front of your yard right next to the sidewalk.
• You agree to water and care for the tree for the first three years.
• You’re willing to share the bounty! Your tree will be part of the Endless Orchard map, which shares the locations of public fruit trees throughout the city.

Contact David and Austin at info @ fallenfruit.org with any questions or to learn more.

Shown above is Fallen Fruit’s “Lemonade Stand.”  Fallen Fruit San Bernardino, will feature a new iteration, “Orange You Glad You Didn’t Say Banana?”  

ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN’T SAY BANANA
In exchange for drawing a self-portrait onto a hand-picked orange from the orchard on the property, each participant receives a glass of organic orange juice (also picked from the historic orchards). Collectively the orange self- portraits create a group portrait of everyone who joins us! Hand-drawn expressions illustrate joy and innocence as well as wisdom and age. During the project we will take portraits of participants along with their self-portraits and record stories about neighborhood and families of San Bernardino on the theme of … “Orange you glad…”

Fallen Fruit was originally conceived by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.

 

 

 

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Fallen Fruit MASTER class!

Fallen Fruit MASTER Class

Stoneview Nature Center

Saturday, February 24th

from 11am to 2pm

We are hosting our first ever MASTERCLASS to learn about
fruit tree care, master pruning, micronutrients, planting in public spaces. This is a one-day course that is 100% free (no charge) to the public.

We are limited to 15 spaces and applications are accepted through February 16th, 2018.

apply here by February 16th: http://bit.ly/fruitmaster

It is a brief application process and we are looking for active and engaged community leaders who are participating in community engagement and transforming neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

Each participant will get hands on training on master tree care and receive 3 fruit trees to plant in your neighborhoods public spaces.

Please contact us with any questions.

Learn your fruits!

Let’s hangout and knowledge share!

Stoneview Nature Center

5950 Stoneview Dr, Culver City, CA 90232

fallenfruit.org

 

 

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Fallen Fruit of New Orleans- Community Fruit Tree Plantings!

Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” a citywide suite of public projects with internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). This multi-site presentation continues Fallen Fruit’s exploration of the ways people experience public space. As one component, Fallen Fruit will plant 300 fruit trees throughout New Orleans in 2018—in honor of the city’s tricentennial. Individuals and community groups are able to adopt fruit trees, free of charge. In the spirit of sharing resources, trees must be planted to overhang a public sidewalk or street so that the fruit is accessible to passersby to pick.

On January 13, the planting initiative kicks off with a community day in the Lower 9th Ward. Together with neighborhood residents and volunteers from throughout the city, Fallen Fruit are planting 30 trees along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle, inaugurating our first public fruit park in New Orleans. Through a partnership with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (L9CSED), the park will be maintained and available for residents year round.

With community outreach support from L9CSED and Movin’ for Life, over 40 residents and community groups have pre-reserved trees and these can be picked up 10 am–12 pm. Any remaining trees will be available on a first come, first served basis to residents of the Lower 9th Ward and may be adopted 12–2 pm at L9CSED’s Environmental Learning and Research Center on the corner of Florida and Caffin Avenues. Volunteers from the citywide New Orleans Martin Luther King Holiday Planning Commission will be on hand to assist with the transport and planting of fruit trees.

On January 20, we’re launching  our second public fruit park, in Pontchartrain Park, featuring 50 fruit trees, planted and maintained in partnership with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. Gentilly residents and community groups are also able to adopt individual fruit trees: 10 am to 12 pm for those who have already reserved a tree and 12–2 pm for those who have not reserved a tree in advance, subject to availability. The adoptions will take place at the Joseph Bartholomew Clubhouse in Pontchartrain Park. Student volunteers from Tulane University and Loyola University, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, will be available to assist with the transport and planting of fruit trees.

And on January 23, 4–6 pm, all interested New Orleans residents citywide can adopt a tree at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. Trees will be adopted on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee availability. Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered.  This event also introduces Fallen Fruit’s upcoming exhibition “EMPIRE,” which opens April 12 at Newcomb Art Museum.

If you’re interested in volunteering or if you’re a community member interested in “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” contact katrina@pelicanbomb.com.

About Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard

Fallen Fruit started in 2004 in Los Angeles with the creative mapping of locations of fruit growing on or over public property, and since then the artists have worked in over 30 cities around the world. The planted fruit trees in New Orleans will join Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard, a massive, living public art and digital mapping project.

 

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, Burns and Young have continued the collaborative work. “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” was initiated by Pelican Bomb in 2015.

Contact Charlie Tatum at charlie@pelicanbomb.com with all press inquiries.

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FALLEN FRUIT PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION in Old Town Pasadena

DATE AND TIME

Sun, December 10, 2017

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

FALLEN FRUIT PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION

One Colorado and the artist collaborative Fallen Fruit invite you to adopt a citrus tree to be planted in a public space. These trees will serve to foster new kinds of community based on generosity and sharing.

For this event, you will become a collaborator, taking care of the tree to share with neighbors (planting next to sidewalks in FRONT of homes, business, community centers). When you pick up your tree you’ll sign adoption papers making your commitment to kindness official. Your tree will be mapped to share on the Endless Orchard.

We are looking for participants who would like to plant and care for fruit trees in the neighborhood. Each tree will be planted next to sidewalks or hang over public space, offering free fruit to the community. Plus, we’re producing a map to help you find all the public fruit trees.

One tree per person. 

  • Adopt a tree: If you have a home, business, or community center, you can plant an orange, lemon, pomegranate, or other type of fruit tree near the edge of your property. Assistance with planting may be provided.
  • Care for the trees: The first two years after planting are critical for watering and pruning. We need your help to make that happen.
  • Enjoy the bounty: Fruit produced at these sites will be available to everyone!
     
     

RSVP via Eventbrite (does not guarantee a tree) 

Questions? Email Fallen Fruit at info@fallenfruit.com.

 

One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley

Pasadena, CA 91103

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SHOP TILL YOU DROP!  

The more you shop the more you give.
30% off EVERYTHING for the next 30 days. use CODE: FRUIT at checkout.

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Every dollar you spend goes toward Fallen Fruit’s tree care, our operations budget, planting fruit trees in public space for EVERYONE to share, and creating easy access to publicly available fresh fruit. SO THANK YOU!

 
Oh yeah!
Thank you for sharing your fruit. 
You can give a tax deductible donation here:
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Fallen Fruit is a project of Fulcrum Arts’ Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. More info HERE.
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