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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Fallen Fruit on Naturally Danny Seo – October 14

Watch us, Fallen Fruit’s David Burns and Austin Young, this weekend on Naturally Danny Seo!

October 14, 2017 on the NBC’s The More You Know NBC is HERE

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Stoneview Public Fruit Jam! Aug 6th

Join Fallen Fruit at Stoneview Nature Center for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 6th, 2017
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!
5950 Stoneview Dr. Culver City *free to the public Rsvp: info@ fallenfruit . org

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. We’ll have plenty of fruit– or bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, and come jam with us! Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring bring a friend or neighbor too! Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender).

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that are available. The artists of Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit picked from the streets of Los Angeles. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like strawberry grapefruit or lemon pepper-and-lavender jelly. You’ll learn about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the magic of public fruit.

This event celebrates the newly opened Stoneview Nature Center and the surrounding neighbors. If you live in the neighborhood help us make our art for the community building:

Stoneview Family Photos– Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. Photos will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood.

Public Chandeliers– Chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives, kitchen utensils, etc from family homes in the area. Bring stray utensils to be a part of the project!

Stoneview Nature Center:
“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.

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Public Fruit Jam in Pasadena!

JOIN US! for a Public Fruit Jam
Sunday, August 16, 11am – 2pm

One Colorado Courtyard – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena CA 626.564.1066

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*This fruit-filled event is supported in part by Whole Foods Market

Join us for a fun and friendly day of making jam and new pals! Fallen Fruit’s Public Fruit Jam is a wonderful social and community-building event that’s perfect for kids, adults, families and even first dates.

Folks are invited to drop by the courtyard anytime between 11am – 2pm for the Fruit Jam. Everyone is invited to contribute home-grown or picked public fruit to the cause.

Selecting fruit goodies from the communal fruit table, guests will join Jam Teams of 3 to 5 people. (New friends!) Your team’s jam ingredients can be anything you bring along or score at the fruit table. Fallen Fruit encourages experimental jams, such as basil guava or lemon pepper jelly. You can even add a kick of jalapeno or bite with some fresh ginger. Almost all fruits can be jammed, even bananas – if you dare!

Each jam session runs approximately 45 minutes from cutting to preserving. Fallen Fruit staffers will be on hand to help out. In the end, you will have jam to keep, swap and contribute to the tasting table where you can savor the fruits of your labors. And who knows – you may also leave with a new BFF or adorable meet-cute story!

We are grateful to Whole Foods Market for supporting this event (and local farmers!).


About Fallen Fruit:

Fallen Fruit invite you to experience your City as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources. Fruit Trees! Share your fruit! Change the world! 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 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.

About One Colorado:

One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants and a boutique cinema. A full city block located between Colorado, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks, One Colorado is the retail centerpiece of Old Pasadena and favorite casual gathering place for the greater community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard.

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Fallen Fruit- a fruitful 2014

Here are some of our favorite projects from 2014:

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: Fallen Fruit of Love
curated by Lindsey Lehtinen
The residency project for the Skirball Cultural Center focused on Jewish Heritage and in the archives of the institution we discovered a 17th Century Katubah (marriage contract). This historic document was different in that it combined the doctrine of marriage with illustrations of biblical scenes, astrology and a pomegranate. Fallen Fruit created a custom designed Pomegranate wallpaper and invited the public to collaborate on a new commitment document and exhibition. Drawing on submissions of portraits of people with someone they love, Fallen Fruit of the Skirball assembled images that span a lifetime to examine the often complex expressions of love. This exhibition examines the symbolic and narrative moments in everyday life, from friendships to marriage, as well as to nuanced social messages. It includes a Skirball commissioned piece from Fallen Fruit called Love Score, as well as custom-designed Pomegranate wallpaper.

PHOTO ALBUM
Skirball Post


FALLEN FRUIT: Public Fruit Tree Adoptions

Fallen Fruit distributes free bare-root fruit trees in a variety of urban settings. This year the trees were donated by Skirball Cultural Center and One Colorado. We ask that the fruit trees are planted in public space or on the periphery of private property next to a sidewalk or a road, in order to create new kinds of communal life based on generosity and sharing. Each recipient signs an adoption form promising to care for the tree — initiating a relationship with it. Eventually the trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails on the Endless Orchard.
Skirball Cultural Center
One Colorado

PELICAN BOMB: The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree
(commissioned artwork for Prospect 3+)
Part of the Foodways Exhibition curated by Pelican Bomb
The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree. An installation of of Peach Wallpaper and installation comprised of public fruit portraits in found frames, historic photographs and selected paintings and sculptures from historic archives of Atlanta; including Hammond’s House, The Souls Grown Deep Foundation, The History Center, The Wren’s Nest and others. All of the works collectively explore the relationship of people and place through the cycles of modern life that span images and works of art from the past 4 generations of Atlantans. Originally created for Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and curated by Stuart Horodner.
Photos from the exhibition

FALLEN FRUIT: Urban Fruit Trails
A Public Art project with Heart Of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Through a grant supporting innovative community focused art projects awarded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Los Angeles State Historic Park and HOLA Youth, the Urban Fruit Trails is a ground-breaking public art project designed to provide several often overlooked urban communities with public walking trails connected by fruit trees that will be sustained, nurtured and harvested by the public. This is the pilot for our upcoming Creative Capital awarded Endless Orchard project.


FALLEN FRUIT: Public Fruit Jam

Park to Playa Trail with MRCA, The Coleman Center in Alabama and One Colorado in Old Pasedena.
Fallen Fruit invites the public to bring homegrown or street-picked fruit and collaborate with us in making a collective fruit jams. Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender). Each jam is a social experiment. This year we brought them to public spaces and in the past we have held them at galleries or museums, this event forefronts the social and public nature of Fallen Fruit’s work, and we consider it a collaboration with the public as well as each other.
Park to Playa at Kenneth Hahn Park
One Colorado in Old Pasedena
Coleman Center, York Alabama


FALLEN FRUIT: Lemonade Stand

(commissioned artwork for Food For Thought)
“Lemonade Stand” – Fallen Fruit , 2014, David Burns and Austin Young a group portrait of Greensboro as Lemons. part of the exhibition Food For Thought. In exchange for a cold glass of lemonade, participants are asked to create self-portraits using black ink markers on lemons and to share stories of sadness and disappointment, or happiness and positive self-reflection. With curator Xandra Eden for the show Food For Thought at the Wheatherspoon Art Museum, we installed the Lemon Selfie’s in vintage frames on top of our Lemon Wallpaper for the exhibition. Our favorite new project, we did 6 ‘Lemonade Stand’s’ this year!
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Park to Playa – Reuben Ingold Park
Food For thought
Riverside Art Museum
Park to Playa -Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Fallen Fruit of the Skirball
METRO Art Tour – Union Station

THE HAMMER MUSEUM: Fruitique!
As part of the LA2050 project ArtsRestoreLA, Fallen Fruit created a pop-up retail store based upon Fallen Fruit commissioned projects. The project space called “Fruitique!” is a retail art installation where anyone can buy any thing in the installation. The curated space was themed around fruit as a subject and symbol and includes original works by 50 artists from Los Angeles and abroad. The Fruitque! was reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, The LA Weekly, Forbes, and more.
the Fruitique is online!

QUEENSLAND GALLERY OF MODERN ART: Pineapple Express
(commissioned artwork for Harvest Exhibition)
Curated by Ellie Buttrose as a commissioned work for the HARVEST exhibition Fallen Fruit created a body of new works that focused on the history of Brisbane, Australia. Pineapple became the theme of the projects, as we learned that pineapple plantations are what founded that region of Australia about 100 years ago and introduced canned fruit to the world.

photos from GOMA.

GULF COAST: Fruit Metaphors, Objects and Histories

Legier Biederman wrote a terrific text piece about recent Fallen Fruit projects. Focusing on The Hammer project called Fruitique! and also The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree for Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Pelican Bomb for Prospect 3+. The layout is stunning! The writing is on point! Like their local fruit cartographies, much of Fallen Fruit’s work examines issues of urban space and community and incites public participation, as in their public fruit jams or lemonade stand at the 2013 Athens Biennale. They are also known for their photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, and curatorial work. In these diverse projects, fruit serves as a filter to examine distinct places, official and unofficial collections, archives and histories, as well as issues of representation and ownership.
view the magazine here.

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. By re-imagining public space, we aim to make fresh fruit available to everyone, everywhere.

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Public Fruit Jam! Sumter County! October 7th

Fallen Fruit Public Fruit Jam

Public Fruit Jam, Fallen Fruit, Tuesday, October 7th @ 6 PM
Coleman Center for the Arts

Public Fruit Jam, Coleman Center

Please join CCA artists David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit on Tuesday, October 7th at 6 PM at the CCA. The artists invite Sumter county residents to join them in making fruit jam. Flavors will depend on the ingredients that the group generates. If possible bring some fruit that you grew or picked yourself. The CCA will provide all necessary materials. Bring some fruit or just yourself!

Dinner will be served. Converse and share feedback about the Fallen Fruit’s ongoing collaboration with the CCA and York community. Participants will have the opportunity to take home jam with them.

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.

For more information please call us at 205-392-2005.

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Public Fruit Jam! at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area!

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September 14, 2014 at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area!
12-3pm
Come make jam with us!
and Learn about the Park To Playa and Public Fruit orchard.
Find us near the upper parking lot.
RSVP for free parking :
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
#parktoplaya

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Join us! for our 6th annual Public Fruit Jam!

Join Fallen Fruit at Del Aire Park for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. Bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, or even fruit from the market, and come jam with us. Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring clean, empty jars if you have them and bring a friend or neighbor too! Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender).

This event will also celebrate the soon-to-be planted DEL AIRE PUBLIC FRUIT PARK. The first of its kind in all of California, it’s a planting of fruit trees in a communal fruit orchard.

PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park

PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that people provide. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. The artists of Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit picked from the streets of Los Angeles. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like strawberry grapefruit or lemon pepper-and-lavender jelly. You’ll learn about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the magic of public fruit.

Fallen Fruit is a collaboration of David Burns , Matias Viegener and Austin Young.

Del Aire Park

August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam
12601South Isis Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90251

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Tromsø¸ Kunstakademiet

We have a short residency at the Tromsø Kunstakademiet [http://www.kunstakademietitromso.no/] in Tromso¸, Norway (its the furthest north art school and university in the world!). We’ll be making a new video there, teaching at the school giving a talk and a Public Fruit Jam.

Hans Christian Van Nijkerk, Alice Sarah Welsh, Ãsa Sonjasdotter, Tor Erik Bøe – Blue Berries in the Arctic Circle

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InstantHerlev, Copenhagen, Denmark (curated by Anja Franke)

INSTANT HERLEV INSTITUTE
Byskovvej 28, 2730 Herlev, Danmark

InstantHERLEV institute
WWW.INSTANTHERLEV.DK

Director and artist Anja Franke.
WWW.ANJAFRANKE.DK

InstantHERLEV institute is an international space for urban landscape, architecture and artistic research, development and project in a Copenhagen suburb. The project and exhibition shows in dialog between the mental and the physical private and public urban space in the neighbourhood of Herlev.

Cited by Malene Vest Hansen:
The IH institute examines and challenges familiar interpretations of spatial organization. The unwonted placement and arrangement of contemporary artworks cantered in and around the plot of Anja Franke´s private home raises a series of questions concerning private and public space, and the placement and role of art project in these spaces.

InstantHERLEV institute temporarily introduces a new distinction to this suburban district, supplying a new angle on the familiar surroundings. This type of residential district is such a widespread phenomenon in Danish suburbs, that it can be difficult to see it. When visitors arrive to view an art exhibition, it suddenly becomes possible to see the neighbourhood in a new light. IH institute demonstrates – far more clearly than the artist and the curators involved could have imagined – that it dose not take much for the neighbourhood to reveal the other vice implicit rules and regulations which normatively control private life here. Who lives here is not only determined by resident’s financial status. There is a consensus on how people should be, certain rules on how to live.

There are no tangible borders between public and private space; they are historic-cultural constructions. The definitions are intimately related to our notions of human conditions and the kind of political society we desire. In others words IH institute denotes the organization of urban spaces as an ideology and art as spatial politics.

Summer 2009 InstantHERLEV institute will show a new exhibition including artists and architects from Los Angeles, Mexico and Denmark. The exhibition is a meeting between international artists in a local context in Herlev. All artists will do site-specific art project reflecting on everyday life and global circumstances with focus on climate, society and consumption, and how this phenomenon influence architecture, culture, land, owner ship, and environment in the private and the public space. In summer 2004 the first exhibition was shown: instantHERLEV-project for a Copenhagen suburb.

The participating artists are :

Giamoco Castagnola, Tjiuana, Mexico.
Fallen Fruit, Matias Viegner, David Burns and Austin Young, Los Angeles, USA
Didier Hess ved Jenna Dider and Oliver Hess, Los Angeles, USA
Jens Haaning, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Gillion Grantsaan, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Camilla Berner, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kristina Ask, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Anja Franke, Herlev, Denmark.


The tart yellow plums of Herlev make excellent jam!

the pathways between streets in the neighborhood are flanked in plums and berries…

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A national call: Host your own Public Fruit Jam!

Los Angeles, CA – Fallen Fruit, an artist’s collective which has been working for over five years in Southern California, is issuing a national call for “Public Fruit Jams.” This is an event in which groups of people gather their home-grown, self-picked or public fruit (found growing on or over public space) and meet together in “public jams.”

The Public Fruit Jam is a collaborative event started by Fallen Fruit four years ago and subsequently held in several California cities such as San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Monica, as well as in Linz, Austria, as part of an international art exhibition. At these events hundreds of jars of tremendous variety are created. Participants work without specific recipes, using precise proportions to create all kinds of new and experimental jams, such as guava basil jam and strawberry grapefruit marmalade.

The purpose of the Public Fruit Jam is to bring people together in a sort of public harvest festival, to celebrate both the harvest and the community itself. Small groups will sit together and negotiate the jam,. For example, if one brings lemons and the other figs, the jam might be lemon fig with lavender. Participants are encouraged to trade jams and leave jars for others, so no one leaves empty handed.

dowload pdf herePUBLIC_FRUIT_JAM_instructions_web

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The Gatherers- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco will be opening a new exhibition called The Gatherers in which Fallen Fruit will be showing a new video called Double Standard and working on a new project during a two week residency in November 2008 whose working title is “The Colonial History of Fruit”. In it we track the objective social history of fruit – how the Gravenstein apple, for example, got from its roots in the hills of Khazakstan to Marin County in California – with the subjective histories of fruit, or how, why and where a particular fruit was introduced into a family or an individual’s life. The Gatherers opening is on October 30. curated by Veronica Wiman.

YerbaBuena
www.ybca.org

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A New Cultural Economy-Ars Electronica- Linz, Austria

Fallen Fruit is going to Linz, Austria for Ars Electronica from the 4th to the 9th of September. We will be mapping Linz, leading nocturnal neighborhood forages and premiering our new video called Double Standard. Ars Electronica is in its 29th year as the one of the most important media arts festivals in the world and this year its theme will be A New Cultural Economy РThe Limits of Intellectual Property, a vision of the present and future that imagines cultural and artistic exchange and remixing as a key indicator of the success of current and future generations. Curated by Gerfried Stocker and Christine Sch̦pf.



Fallen Fruit, Who Owns The Fruit? 2008
www.aec.at

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