Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14

Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14  

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

21.06.-08.09.2019

FALLEN FRUIT , DAVID ALLEN BURNS & AUSTIN YOUNG

EVENT HORIZON

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. 

EVENT HORIZON

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.

– FALLEN FRUIT , DAVID ALLEN BURNS & AUSTIN YOUNG
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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.

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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.

ENDLESS ORCHARD

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.

Photos: 

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.

 
 
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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.

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Help our Kickstarter so we can plant 300 fruit trees in New Orleans.

We are bringing our Creative Capital project to New Orleans!

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—for residents to share, and you can help by supporting our Kickstarter campaign until November 21. The Kickstarter helps us meet our goal of providing matching funds to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. If you are interested in taking part in this, but don’t live in New Orleans then you might want to get yourself a hotel (such as the InterContinental New Orleans hotel), as this way you have a place to stay and can join in with planting 300 fruit trees.

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

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. In January, they will work in partnership with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways to plant networks of publicly accessible fruit trees in two New Orleans neighborhoods: along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle in the Lower 9th Ward and in Pontchartrain Park. Residents and community groups in both neighborhoods can also participate by planting trees along sidewalks in front of their homes, churches, and businesses to provide a much needed resource—fresh, healthy food—to their friends, neighbors, and anybody passing by. And the artists will host a citywide tree adoption day, open to all, at Newcomb Art Museum on Tulane University’s campus. All of the planted fruit trees 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.

Why New Orleans?
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit and the federal levees failed, flooding and wind destroyed the tree canopy along the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle. Further ecological shifts, including salt-water intrusion, have also led to tree loss in the area, and residents of the Lower 9th Ward have verified that most of the neighborhood fruit trees have been destroyed.

Fruit is a symbol of generosity across cultures. In Fallen Fruit’s work, fruit offers a platform for sharing, storytelling, and collective understanding. Studies have shown that fruit trees have further positive impacts: catching rainwater and removing pollutants from the soil and air; supporting the ecosystem of bees, birds, and wildlife; promoting well-being and food security; increasing property values; and creating more beautiful and walkable streets. Researchers have even linked an increased tree canopy to decreased crime rates.

To help plant fruit trees across New Orleans, donate to Fallen Fruit’s Kickstarter campaign before it ends on Tuesday, November 21. We have four weeks to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000, and we can’t do it without you. For Kickstarter rewards, the artists have designed a selection of exclusive items ranging from tote bags and fruit jam to limited-edition prints and experiences, including the opportunity to dedicate a fruit tree in your name or in honor of a loved one.

That’s Not All…
Alongside the planting of 300 fruit trees in New Orleans, Fallen Fruit will work with local residents to create fun and enriching public participatory programs that celebrate New Orleans’ social histories, neighborhood stories, and the value of generosity and collective action. These include a pickle party where residents gather to make delicious pickles; a collectively made magazine; a sno-ball portrait studio; and more.

And in April, Fallen Fruit will open an exhibition at Newcomb Art Museum bringing together objects from Tulane University’s special collections to further examine the ways the story of New Orleans is told. Recent exhibitions and projects include commissioned works by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the Athens Biennale; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; the Portland Art Museum; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.

Imagine a New Orleans where everyone can walk out of their front doors to enjoy freshly picked pieces of fruit. Donate now on Kickstarter to support “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans” before Tuesday, November 21.

*The Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded artwork and phase one was funded by the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Good Works Foundation, the Awesome Foundation and everyone who supported our ‘phase one’ Kickstarter. Check out the web app at EndlessOrchard.com and add to this massive edible collaborative fruit sharing map.

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

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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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Fallen Fruit in New Orleans

Fallen Fruit in New Orleans!

Fallen Fruit has  partnered with Pelican Bomb,  A Studio in the Woods, Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, and Newcomb Art Museum!

We got the NEA PROJECT GRANT FOR 2017 to plant two Public Fruit Parks in New Orlean. Come help us plant in January 2018. 

We will present our exhibition celebrating the collection of Tulane University and the Newcomb Art Museum at the Newcomb Art Museum in April 2018.   

Stay tuned for more information about our initiative working with local residents to plant publicly accessible fruit trees and record the city’s rich histories.


Snow Ball Portraits by Fallen Fruit – Fathers Day, 2017 at Burnell’s Lower 9th Ward Market

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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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