Fallen Fruit Magazine – The Love Edition

What the world needs now is love sweet love…. and fruit.

Fallen Fruit Magazine, The “Love” Edition is a zine made by Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) It was a 3 hour collaboration on Natoma Street, San Francisco, California, on July 29, 2017, 3-6pm with Sites Unseen and everyone who participated.

Sites Unseen is working with local community partners and cultural institutions to bring dynamic arts program- ming to seven underused alleys in the neighborhood in the form of permanent and temporary artworks, per- formances, screenings, and other happenings. e alleys––Annie, Clementina, Jessie East, Lapu Lapu, Minna, Natoma, and Shipley Streets––will provide a platform for both local and national artists at all career stages to showcase work within a uni ed curatorial framework. Sites Unseen will activate these neglected areas by foster- ing social interaction, community pride, and economic opportunities while increasing visitors’ exposure to the arts.


Fallen Fruit Magazine San Francisco – July 29th

Fallen Fruit Magazine – The LOVE issue
A 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us! Inspired by the Summer of Love with Sites Unseen!

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 the Summer of Love! “We are inspired by LOVE, Utopia, and idealism. People are thinking about what could make the world a better place, and feeling empowered.” – Fallen Fruit will also have a kissing booth and take portraits of people kissing at the site to include in the zine.

July 29th 3-6pm rsvp here: Send Mail

The event will take place on the block of Natoma St between New Montgomery and the back entrance to SFMOMA. It’s free and open to the public of all ages –– we can’t wait to see you there!
The event will launch artist Leah Rosenberg’s new seating and lighting installation in Natoma Street in downtown SF, featuring a participatory #CrochetJam with Ramekon Oarwisters.

Fallen Fruit Magazine 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 in a one-day 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 the neighborhood and/or region.

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 about the theme of “Utopia” and “Love”

Puerto Vallarta edition


Headlands Center for the Arts

Fallen Fruit will be in a residency the Headlands Center for the Arts through the month of July. Join us on July 12 for an open house and July 23rd for an artist talk, Is This What Democracy Looks Like?”



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.