Fallen Fruit Magazine V&A Edition

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Thanks everyone for participating and making this with us along with V&A Families team. We had so much fun with you! We will upload a link in the next few days – where the magazine can be purchased as a hard bound book.  Sign up for our email list below and we’ll update you when it’s available and check out our exclusive merch in the V&A Store.


Austin and David



Fallen Fruit Magazine:  V&A Edition brings together public participation, local histories and story-telling. Using strategies of collage this temporary team of culture advocates use fruit as a symbol, object and/or subject to create original editorial content to produce a site-specific limited edition contemporary culture magazine. Each edition is unique and is editorially focused to topics and subject matter that is historically meaningful to a neighborhood and/ or region. For the ‘Victoria and Albert Edition,’ we collaborated with the Families Programme at the V&A in South Kensington, London on The Imagination Station.

V&A Families programme:  The V&A Families programme nurtures imagination, creativity and intergenerational play, developing innovative partnerships with practitioners to deliver thought-provoking and multi-sensory activities that foster a life-long love of learning.  #vamfamilies

Austin Young and David Burns, Collectively know as Fallen Fruit are included in the exhibition:   FOOD BIGGER THAN THE PLATE 

#fallenfruit  / fallenfruit.org / endlessorchard.com / fallen_fruit 

FOOD BIGGER THAN THE PLATE  is curated by Catherine Flood and May Rosenthal Sloan  The exhibition invites visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition explores current experiments at every stage of the food system – from compost to table.  #plateup


You can take part in Fallen Fruit’s collective mapping and planting experience, the Endless Orchard, which explores the meaning of community through creating and sharing fruit trees: “Plant a fruit tree near your home. Share your fruit!”.







Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14

Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14  

Bergen, Norway, opens June 21, 2019, 18:00




Darkness is a Temporary Condition

California-based artists group Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young), make art which explores the role of fruit in creating shared culture both for the institutional art scene as well as for the public urban spaces. For Kunsthall 3.14 they will create two unique installation designs entitled The Day of Eternal Night and Midnight Sun, transforming the entire exhibition hall. 


Darkness is a Temporary Condition, text by FALLEN FRUIT , DAVID ALLEN BURNS & AUSTIN YOUNG

There are two times per when terrestrial understanding of time space is suspended temporarily. On Summer Solstice, above the parallel the sun will never touch the horizon.  On Winter Solstice, the inverse occurs, and the sun never rises above the horizon. It makes us think about the horizon, the world we know, and the conditions of life that exists between the earth and the sky.

Everything we have come to understand about the world is modulated by a rhythm of life, and organized by the rotation of the earth (with a slight wobble). The wobble is what makes a difference. It is the imperfection of the rotational axis that makes the world a kaleidoscope of color, shape, and form. This rotational pushing and pulling of light  provides the necessary conditions for everything we know.. As the seasons shift all forms of life life goes to sleep and wakes up again in variations of patterns… one universal condition is repetition, a pattern that happens in about twenty-four hours. Another pattern happens in three hundred and sixty five days. Occasionally, and predictably, both of these patterns collide twice every year — at the summer and winter solstices.

The beauty of the world in all capacities persists — even in darkness. In everything we can imagine, the world that gives us joy, pleasure, and meaning — it is darkness that is a necessary condition from which beauty becomes possible. Without darkness, life would not persist with variations of color, shape, and form.

The rhythm of the sun and the moon is hypnotic. The cycles of the day and the night is a  transnational ceremony — a never ending procession of waning and waxing. Ironically, in conventional thinking, we actually believe that time doesn’t shift and the meaning is terminal and a long-lasting determinate — as if ‘truth’ has a solid foundation. But, twice a year, on the solstices we can notice that in some parts of the world this illusion of understanding day and night is magically suspended for about 2.5 earth rotations. The horizon and the illusions of the suspension of time temporarily creates the greatest tromp l’oiel in the world — an on-going hallucination created by the earth and the sky.  

The exhibition space is 3.14… begins with the number PI. This was not realized at first, perhaps overlooked, just like the horizon, the solstices, and the wobble of the earth. It is named for alphaprime — The best number in the known world. The thing that is neither divisible nor terminate. This new project created for 3.14 and the port city of  Bergen, illustrates fruits from around the world in full spectral light and then into darkness and back again. A panoramic installation about cycles of balance in color shape and form.



Event Horizon by  Fallen Fruit is a visual explosion of capacity to connect and create shared culture through the role of fruit. The wallpaper pattern in-stallation is creating a viewing environment encouraging action on part of the audience, going out into the world and planting a fruit tree.  The artist explore this through their interactions with geography, history, culture, society, politics, and most importantly nature.


Fallen Fruit´s artistic investigation and responses to our local fruit growing traditions in the region and the history of import of fruit to our shores are interpreted in this exhibition. They create a site specific art installation , inviting us to experience Kunsthall 3.14 and its surroundings as fruitful places for a vital color and vitamin boost. A fresh breath!Fruit is a transcultural symbol of sharing. During Fallen Fruit´s presence in Bergen they will also leads us out into the city encouraging participation in the world´s largest Orchard. The artists´ project Endless Orchard is a living public artwork that anyone can eat from! Bergen Municipality will collaborate with the artists to realize this real living fruit orchard. Both the city´s gardeners and the public will plant, for the public and the bees – trees role in making our cities better places for people and nature to thrive.


Join us and interact! Anyone can plant, map, share, and navigate the fruit trees via the artists´  free online portal:  EndlessOrchard.com or pick up the fruit map at 3.14 where it has been plotting the locations of fruit trees growing on, or overhanging, public space in Bergen.

The artists are relevant with their current exhibition at Albert & Victoria Museum and London as latest city added to the Endless Orchard.


Event Horizon © Fallen Fruit, 2019.

Kunsthall 3.14 ( formerly known as Stiftelsen 3,14) is a non-profit art institution centrally located in the heart of Bergen, almost exclusively working with international exhibitions and partnerships, with an emphasis on contemporary art beyond the western discourse.


Fallen Fruit Magazine at the V&A -Monday, 27 – Friday, 31 May 2019

Make a collaborative magazine with artists David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Imagination Station: May Half-Term 2019

Join us for free making and performance activities this half-term, inspired by the exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

  • Monday, 27 – Friday, 31 May 2019

  • The John Madejski Garden


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.


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


Fallen Fruit of Tulum


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.



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.


Naranjas! Limones! Mandarinas! Papayas!
Guanabanas! MANGOS! Aguacates! SAPOTES


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



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!








Fallen Fruit on the cover of ART NEWS

Fallen Fruit artwork on the cover of the new ARTnews Magazine! https://www.artnews.com/toc/los-angeles-now-winter-2019/

COVER Performance view of Fallen Fruit’s ‘Fruit Cocktail,’ 2017, with Rianna Petrone in front of the duo’s art (Austin Young and David Allen Burns)  art installation, ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties,’ at The Bunker, curated by Laura Dvorkin Maynard Monrow and Phillip Estlund West Palm Beach, Florida. commissioned by Beth Rudin DeWoody photo courtesy of Fallen Fruit.

Thank you Art News, The Bunker, and thank you to everyone who participated in the performance of “Fruit Cocktail” Kataleya Davenport Dupree Ariel Rimm-Chanel and Rianna Petrone Our art installation ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ is on view at The Bunker. And Rianna’s genius strawberry Gibson hairdo!



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!  


All Inclusive – Upcoming exhibit at OPC, Puerto Vallarta

here is the link to the Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373869576482806/
(english below)
¡Todos están invitados a participar! La exhibición “Todo Incluido” celebra a quienes conocen mejor la ciudad: los creadores de arte que viven en ella.
Respondiendo al interés de la comunidad, OPC se complace en presentar una nueva exposición anual que se centra únicamente en el nuevo trabajo de artistas locales. Queremos incluir a todos aquellos que participan en una práctica creativa en Vallarta. Cada año, OPC invitará a un curador o artista diferente para que se desempeñe como coordinador del proyecto, y nos sentimos honrados de que David Allen Burns y Austin Young, del colectivo Fallen Fruit, serán los curadores de este año.
“Nos interesa la idea del público, la ciudadanía, la comunidad y cómo las personas comunes son poetas, escritores, artistas y documentalistas, tanto como extraños, vecinos y amigos”, dicen los artistas de Fallen Fruit.
La exhibición se enfocará en arte relacionado con Puerto Vallarta: su historia, problemas y soluciones a problemas urbanos; sin embargo, cada pieza será recibida y exhibida, sin importar el tema y el discurso, siempre y cuando cumpla con las siguientes especificaciones:
a) El tema y la técnica de cada obra es completamente abierta.
b) Ser una obra de arte bidimensional.
c) El formato debe ser de tabloide horizontal (30,5 cm de alto x 45,7 cm de ancho)
d) Se deben incluir los detalles técnicos: Nombre del artista, título, fecha y medio
Participe entregando su trabajo a OPC antes del 15 de septiembre de 11:00 a 14:00 h.
OPC está ubicado en Juárez 598 en la esquina de Aldama en la colonia Centro.
**Consulta las bases y participa:
Everyone is invited to participate! The “All Inclusive” show celebrates those who know the city best—the art makers who live there.
Responding to community interest, OPC is excited to launch a new annual exhibition that solely focuses on new work by local artists. We want everyone that participates in a creative practice in Vallarta to be included in the exhibition. Each year OPC will invite a different curator or artist to serve as the project coordinator and we are honored that David Allen Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit will serve as this year’s curators.
“We are interested in the idea of the public, citizenship, community, and how everyday people are poets and scribes and artists and documentarians as much as they are strangers, neighbors, and friends,” say the artists of Fallen Fruit.
The exhibition will focus on art related to Puerto Vallarta: it’s history, urban issues problems and solutions; nevertheless, every piece will be received and exhibited, no matter the theme and discourse, as long as it fits the following characteristics:
a) The theme and technique of every work is entirely open.
b) Be a two-dimensional artwork.
c) Format should be horizontal tabloid size (30.5 cm high x 45.7 cm width)
d) Technical details must be included: Artist name, title, date, and medium
Participate by delivering your work to OPC by September 15th from 11am to 2pm.
OPC is located at Juarez 598 at the corner of Aldama in Centro.
**Read the guidelines and participate:

Fallen Fruit Public Projects- Manifesta 12

Join us! FALLEN FRUIT PUBLIC PROJECTS At Manifesta 12 in Palermo Sicily!

D­avid Allen Burns and Austin Young with Manifesta 12,  Orto Botanico and VKUSNAYA



In exchange for drawing a self-portrait on a citrus fruit, get a glass of juice made from selected oranges, lemons, and mandarins from Palermo at Education Hub.

>SATURDAY 16th, 11.00-13.00 Piazza Magione at the Education Hub.

>SUNDAY 16th, 11.00-13.00 -Piazza Magione at the Education Hub.


Join us!  Try a Fruit Infused vodka with David and Young – sample a glass of artist made vodka infused with Prickly Pear or Hybrid Citrus. What does your city taste like? The selected fruit is a collaboration with ORTO BOTANICO and the vodka is provided by VKUSNAYA.

>FRIDAY 15th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera

>SATURDAY 16th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera

>SUNDAY 16th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera



D­avid Allen Burns and Austin Young



In cambio del disegno di un autoritratto su un agrume, prendi un bicchiere di succo di arance selezionate, limoni e mandarini da Palermo a Education Hub.


>SATURDAY 16th, 11.00-13.00 Piazza Magione

>SUNDAY 16th, 11.00-13.00 -Piazza Magione


Prova una vodka alla frutta infusa con David e Young – assaggia un bicchiere di vodka fatta a mano con infuso di fico d’india o ibrido. Che sapore ha la tua città? Il frutto selezionato è una collaborazione con ORTO BOTANICO e la vodka è fornita da VKUSNAYA.

>FRIDAY 15th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera

>SATURDAY 16th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera

>SUNDAY 16th, 17.00-18.00 at Palazzo Butera






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.





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!


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.


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.


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


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


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.




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.


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?”  

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.





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





Fallen Fruit performance and artwork at The Bunker

FALLEN FRUIT performs FRUIT COCKTAILS to celebrate the opening of  Beth Rudin DeWoody’s private art space, ‘The Bunker’ in West Palm Beach, Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The new Wallpaper Pattern for West Palm Beach commissioned by Beth Rudin DeWoody for her new private art space, The Bunker.

FRUIT COCKTAILS is a project by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young, in which we select fruit we discover in a neighborhood, or on a certain block or street, infuse it in vodka or tequila,.   What FRUIT COCKTAILS  ask to participants  is tinged with a bit of irony: can you capture the essence of a place in a bottle?  Regardless of the answer, we hope that by capturing the character of this neighborhood’s best qualities we remind everyone that celebrating the local and and the values of protecting the environment around us.

The bottles of fruit infused  FRUIT COCKTAILS may be presented in gallery exhibitions, museums and at special events.  They are considered a work of art that happens to be consumable.  The Artists of Fallen Fruit will not serve them, nor will a bartender.  They are to be served by a specially outfitted “tour guides” and while the artists will make efforts to be at all presentations, the tour guides may serve them without us. Just as in a gallery tour, the they will discuss the work, about the experiences of place and be charged with answering questions about it. Our recent infusions have been West Palm Beach Coconut Vodka and Mango Sunset Tequila. 
Guests who are single get a garnish of one Maraschino Cherry. A Pineapple garnish will go to guests are not available or ‘coupled’
Fallen Fruit Cocktails at The Bunker, West Palm Beach
Coconut Infused Vodka
Mango Infused Tequila
Drag Queen tour guides
Ariel Rimm-Chanel, Rianna Petrone, Kataleya Davenport Dupree and Melissa St. John.
 6 or 8 oz disposable colored cocktail glass
Fill with ice cubes
1.5 oz of fruit cocktail infusion
Top with carbonated water
Maraschino cherry garnish for guests who are single or ‘single for the night’
Pineapple garnish for guests are not available or ‘coupled’

Cocktails are prepared on trays in disposable colored cocktail glasses. For each cocktail 1.5 ounces of tequila or vodka poured over ice 50/50 with unflavored carbonated water (not club soda). Trays of cocktails are offered to guests by tour guides. Tour guides are more like seasonal hosts at a resort.


Lower 9th Ward Pickle Party

Pelican Bomb,The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement, A Studio in the Woods, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University and the City of New Orleans Parks and Parkways are partnering to bring artists Fallen Fruit to plant a networks of publicly accessible fruit trees along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward.

CSED, Pelican Bomb, & A Studio in the Woods present
a public project by the artists of Fallen Fruit: Pickle Party!

October 14,2017, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city’s tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Fallen Fruit of New Orleans

Since 2004, Fallen Fruit has planted public fruit trees in more than 30 cites across the U.S. Now they aim to plant 300 fruit trees across New Orleans for the city's tricentennial. Get involved: kck.st/2z2Tfrm

Posted by Kickstarter on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

*The Bayou Bienvenue Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward is the site of one of our future Public Fruit Parks, part of ‘Fallen Fruit of New Orleans.’ This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Fallen Fruit Magazine- Stoneview Nature Center Edition – Nov. 11th

Fallen Fruit Magazine – The Stoneview Nature Center edition
Hey everyone! Let’s make a zine – about Baldwin Hill’s families, friends, and history!

A 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us! Inspired by the the neighbors surrounding Stoneview Nature Center!

The artists of FALLEN FRUIT, David Burns and Austin Young, invite you to a 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us inspired by your neighborhood! Share your photos and stories- these will become a collaborative zine, available as a free downloadable pdf and also onsite at Stoneview Nature Center.

Nov. 11th 1-4pm rsvp here: Send Mail

The event will take place at Stoneview Nature Center. It’s free and open to the public of all ages –– we can’t wait to see you there!

Bring family photos from Baldwin Hills neighborhood.

Bring your kitchen utensils- large or small- to add to the public chandelier.

Fallen Fruit’s Stoneview Pickle Party. photo by Paul Turang

Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City. Fallen Fruit’s Pickle Party! photo by Paul Turang

Fallen Fruit Magazine brings together public participation, local histories and story-telling. Using strategies of collage this temporary team collaborators use fruit as a symbol, object and/or subject to create original editorial content to produce in a one-day a site-specific limited edition contemporary culture magazine. This edition is unique and is editorially focused on histories the neighborhood and community.

Bring meaningful family photos from the neighborhood. portraits of elders in the community and historical events. We’ll create cut-out collage, hand-made graphics, illustrations for short written text, original artwork, current event commentary all through a lens of fruit, love and contemporary culture. The final document becomes an electronic PDF available for download.

In addition to providing the materials for their public participatory project, Fallen Fruit Magazine, which included cutouts of various fruit and fashion magazines, the artists ask participants while they work to think of and include their own stories.

The Charlotte North Carolina ‘Queen City’ edition:

The Puerto Vallarta ‘Mango’ edition: