Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express!Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) As part of 'Harvest: Art, Film + Food' at GOMA from 28 June to 21 September 2014, Fallen Fruit present a site specific installation of the pineapple. Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014 comprises of a major photographic-collage pineapple wallpaper, video and a large-scale cabinet of pineapple-related objects and paraphernalia featuring objects from local members of the public. Video still from 'Pineapple Express' - Fallen Fruit 2014 Thank you to the following people for their contributions towards Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014:
Albie Allan, Amelia van Ravenswaay, Analie Lally, Andy Monks, Angelina Martinez & Paul Andrew, Anna Jacobson, Annabelle Crow, Ashleigh Newbery, Betty Grigg, Bianca Batstone, Bronwen Jones, Cameron Parker, Cate Strange, Claudia Hyles, Deb Mostert, Dianna Campbell, Elizabeth Willing, Ellie Anderson, Elly O'Neill, Fab Hatters, Gemma Smith, Georgia Gordon, Glenn Cooke, Grace Kevill-Davies, Greta Umbers, Jane Grigg, Jenny Sathngam, Josephine Perkins, Justin Stenton-Dozey, Karen Benjamin, Kate Summers, Kenneth Lyons, Keren Brown, Kerryanne Farrer, Kirsten Devitt, Kyla Stephan, Laura Horrocks, Lisa Pieca Pineapple (AKA Lisa Burnett), Lyle Duncan, Marie Fitzgibbon, Melissa Crothorn, Michael Gilmore (Pineapple from the Dawn of Time), Michelle Fleur, Miya White, Nicole James, Rachel Long, Renee Steenstra, Rodney Jensen, Sandra Eastern, Sandra McLean, Susan Dryden, Tim Askew and Matt Carroll, Tory Jones, Una Hollingworth, Vanessa Bovee, and Zara Monteith.The artists would also like to thank Doug Jones at Golden Circle, and Ken Fullerton Jnr at Fullerton Farms. Harvest
Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple express
Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young)
Fallen Fruit of AtlantaFallen Fruit(David Burns and Austin Young) Curated by Stuart Horodner Oct 19, 2013-Dec 14, 2013 Fallen Fruit is the Los Angeles-based collaborative team of David Burns and Austin Young, whose various projects use fruit as a filter to examine distinct places and histories, issues of representation and ownership, and address questions of public versus private space. ACAC commissioned the artists to develop their first exhibition addressing a Southern context and during the past several months they have visited Atlanta three times; Burns and Young engaged the Antioch Baptist Church North, New Horizon Baptist Church, Atlanta History Center, Hammonds House Museum, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, The Wren’s Nest, WonderRoot, Create Your Dreams, and numerous antique stores, farmer’s markets, and private homes. The resulting exhibition operates as a multi-layered installation pulling paintings, maps, and collected “data” from these archives, collections, and experiences in order to provide insights and draw parallels between past and contemporary Atlanta. Fallen Fruit of Atlanta will include specially-designed and lavish peach wallpaper (playing with themes of abundance), hand-drawn and photographic portraits, and a range of objects chosen to index the diversity and complexity of Atlanta. Like their previous work in cities including Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Salt Lake City, this Fallen Fruit project features a specific fruit, the peach—with its associations of ripeness, optimism, and pleasure—chosen for its ability to reconfigure relationships of sharing and generosity. Issues of legacy and personal narrative animate many of the artists’ encounters in Atlanta—an inquiry into what becomes documented, celebrated, and spoken about, and conversely what is not. A common understanding is that people construct their own histories, through stories and their cherished objects, be they valuable or common. Photography is a constant and ubiquitous element in Fallen Fruit’s artistic practice—utilized both as documentary process and image production—as well as an informal way of establishing trust with a range of citizens, and asking them to lend specific for inclusion in their installations. In conjunction with the opening of their exhibition the artists have asked Rev. Sean B. Smith, pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in Atlanta, to speak on connections between fruit and generosity. 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 FruitInstructions (read Carefully) Hold the banana. Close Your eyes. Center yourself. As you connect with the banana allow a question, a childhood memory, personal story, dream, feeling, wish or request to come to mind. Take a deep breath and press record. Banana Hotline will translate our voices into a living monument of sound. ps. If you ask the banana a question, your answer will come by morning. Be prepared with pen and paper and share your answers. send us a link to your sound or video files or mail to email@example.com Read about our project at TED Active 2013
Gardens of LACMA: Where You Can Have Your Art and Eat It Too! - Huffington Post
A Public Monument to the Fruit Tree - Lacma Unframed
The Loneliest Fruit in World, video, 2010
While in a residency in Tromsø, Norway, 200 miles above the arctic circle, we became fascinated by arctic berries. The lingonberry, the salmonberry and the blueberry grow without any human involvement and for a few short weeks become the site of intense activity as people come to pick them. Against a beautiful, spare landscape peppered with tiny blueberries, the video follows a group of Norwegians who while picking negotiate the relation between solitude, gleaning and company. Following the berries, one gleaner leaves the group and has to decide whether to continue on her own path or re-join the group.
Based on research Fallen Fruit did while on a residency in Cali, Colombia, this multi-part installation focuses on the banana, the most popular fruit in the world. One set of nine large photographs of a banana plantation in the north of Colombia are opposed to nine portraits of workers on the plantation. In a second gallery are two hypnotic videos face to face, one of the workers cutting, washing and packing the bananas for shipment, and the other of American teenagers eating the bananas in an endless loop. A collection of video interviews with Colombian historians, activists and citizens rounds out the view. This was the first segment of our work on the Colonial History of Fruit.