ULTRA! at Torrance Art Museum


a new public art exhibition with Torrance Art Museum including a new public artwork ‘Lago Seco Fruit Trail’ by Fallen Fruit!

JULY 17 – AUGUST 28, 2021

more info http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/ultra

An adventurous new public art exhibition featuring more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance. Sculpture, installation, video projection, and interactive experiences are among the works that visitors will find in various parks, storefronts, schools, and government buildings.

Torrance Art Museum serves as the hub station. The Main Gallery will feature additional works by some of the Ultra! artists, providing a wonderful complement to the other locations.

Ultra! Featured Artists:Luciana Abait, Richard Ankrom, Badly Licked Bear, Joshua Beliso, Reed van Brunschot, Juan Capistran, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Jeff Frost, Narsiso Martinez, Julie Orser, Matthew Pagoaga, Esther Ruiz, Abram Santa Cruz, Sonja Schenk, Allison Stewart, Jan van der Ploeg, Dan S Wang, Glen Wilson, and Yarn Bombing LA.

Join us for these Ultra! Events taking place at Torrance Art Museum.

Saturday, July 17 at 12pm
Ultra! Kickoff & Museum Reopening Ceremony
Live Performances & Installations by:
High Beams Project, Yozmit, Zac Monday, Mary Anna Pomonis, and Justin Stadel.

Saturday, August 21 at 3pm
Ultra! Extra
Live Performances by:
Ibuki Kuramochi and Beck+Col with Tetiana Sklyarova and Kayla Aguila.

Peoples Score

Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young). “PEOPLE POWER,” performance score generated with a public call for participation, dimensions variable, created for Time in this Time, 2021.

A collaborative score

In simple language, using short sentences, Fallen Fruit asked people to tell them what they know best about being a great person. The duo then created a new score with the answers.

Fallen Fruit prompted contributors:

“It can be thoughts from recent weeks or the past months—or maybe it is something you learned from your family or mentor … or also, from another time in your life when you really learned: 

How to be a great version of YOU.”
‍For example:
“My mother taught me to always mind my own business and to always love myself.”“(I started to) take a short walk everyday at a different time of day and never choose the destination in advance, (I just) wander… and openly explore the world each day.”Or, “Sometimes, I tell my cats all of my secrets….”

— Fallen Fruit



HÖHENRAUSCH Museum, Linz, Austria

OPENS MAY 6, 2021

Fallen Fruit, along with more than 40 international artists have transformed HÖHENRAUSCH.

‘Like in Paradise’, David Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, 2021 

The multi-part exhibition trail leads through the OK Center, onto the rooftops of Linz, up atop the historical attics of the former Ursuline convent into the Ursuline Church.

curators: Martin Sturm, Rainer Zendron

Duftende Liebesgedichte, ein Spiegelgarten mit Kirschbäumen, ein künstlicher Vogelschwarm als Baum der Erinnerung, ein wachsendes Kunstwerk aus Kunstdünger und Fans, die verzückt Lieder von Madonna singen: Mehr als 40 internationale Künstler*innen verwandeln den HÖHENRAUSCH in ein weltliches Paradies,  entwickeln Räume für individuelle Träume und blicken hinter die Fassaden käuflicher Illusionen.

WIE IM PARADIES: Heutzutage ist der Begriff „Paradies“ fest im „Diesseits“ verankert und ein fixer Bestandteil unserer Alltagskultur und Konsumwelt geworden. Ob als Bezeichnung für Einkaufszentren, Urlaubsziele oder Swingerclubs: Wir schaffen uns „künstliche Paradiese“, die Momente der Glückseligkeit schenken oder diese wenigstens versprechen.

Der mehrteilige Ausstellungsparcours führt durch die Räume des OK hinauf auf die Dächer von Linz und über die Dachböden des ehemaligen Ursulinenklosters in die Ursulinenkirche. Unvergessliche Eindrücke für Groß und Klein!

Kuratoren: Martin Sturm, Rainer Zendron


Take a virtual tour of ‘Natural History’ by Fallen Fruit / David Burns and Austin Young. A new artwork commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne for the Triennial 2020. The wall text for the ‘Natural History’ triptych are below. https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/virtual-tours/triennial-2020-fallen-fruit/

Natural History , 2020, Fallen Fruit artist collective, United States est. 2004 
David Allen Burns artist , United States born 1970 
Austin Young artist ,United States born 1966 

The overview of the Virtual Tour.

Natural History, 2020, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young

Central to the work of Los Angeles–based art collective Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) is the desire to create beautiful and sumptuous spaces where audiences can enjoy museum collections in new, unexpected ways that simultaneously reveal a series of layered social constructs.

Using the medium of wallpaper, Fallen Fruit creates unique designs inspired by seemingly local flora and fauna. Natural History, 2020, takes its subject matter from Australia, and critically combines introduced species of birds and plants together with indigenous ones, many of them drawn from images held in the NGV Collection.  

As an immersive environment, Natural History also includes works from the NGV Collection, creating completely new visual and cultural contexts in which to view canonical European and Australian paintings and sculptures. Seeing the artworks in this new way helps draw into question the preconceived knowledge and ideas that usually frame our understanding of art, history, place, indigeneity and colonialism.

Fallen Fruit critically revisits and questions a range of issues in Natural History, including exacerbated  colonialism and its social constructs with regards the classification of the natural world, narrative depictions of religion and the supernatural in art.  In the artists’ selection, organsation and juxtaposition of historical artworks from the NGV Collection combined with their wallpaper, contemporary disruptions and perspectives on race, class, gender and sexuality emerge.   

Natural History  2020 , digital prints (and found objects from the NGV collection), Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne , Natural History 2020 is supported by Nicholas Perkins and Paul Banks , Collection of the artists  

FALLEN FRUIT E14 didactic on exterior wall, entrance to NGVI/L2/E14 
Original artist drawing for ‘Naturalized plants,’ by Fallen Fruit, elevation 3 room E14C

Naturalised plants (Royal Botanic Gardens) room E14A

The images on this wallpaper comprise a pattern of roses and other non-native plantsrepresenting European ideals materialized in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, alongside with fruits and flowers from the streets of inner-city Collingwood. The pattern images from photographs by the artists simultaneously represent colonizers’ social constructs regarding the ‘naturalization’ of plants as well as the adaptive powers of introduced species conducive to urban and rural environments. 

Naturalised plants (Royal Botanic Gardens) 2020  Room E14A, 2020 , digital prints (and found objects from the NGV collection) Collection of the artists 

Detail of wall covering for ‘Native Plants’ room E14B

Native plants (Cranbourne Gardens) This pattern from Fallen Fruit photographs taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne,  2020 freatures banksias, kangaroo paws, and others that are among the hundreds of indigenous species being preserved in this ecosystem.  Many artifacts in dialogue with the wallpaper here are European artifacts brought to Australia with limited cultural context and thus mis-identified. 

Native plants (Cranbourne Gardens)  room E14 B , 2020, digital print (and found objects from the NGV collection), Collection of the artists 

Original artist rendering for ‘Sketchbooks and drawings’ featuring all the E14C elevations.

Sketchbooks and drawings (National Gallery of Victoria) is a pattern created from historic botanical drawings, notebooks and sketchbooks held in the NGV Collection. The intricately drawn birds, insects, and eucalypts and other indigenous shrubs creates an atmosphere that the artists speculate existed before and during the time of settlement. 

Sketchbooks and drawings (National Gallery of Victoria) room E14C, 2020, digital print (with found objects from the NGV Collection) Collection of the artists 


The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.


Time in this time

A Time capsule for the present. An online project – As told by artists and creators. Curated works for the present.

A question from #fallenfruit we want to hear from you. In simple language, share what you know best about being an extraordinary person. It can be thoughts from recent weeks or the past months, or maybe something you learned from family or a mentor. Give the insights that only you know best, and Fallen Fruit will create one of our signature scores with the answers we receive. Put your answer below or go to timeinthistime.com and email info@fallenfruit.org your answer #timeinthistime #fallenfruit

check it out HERE


19 DEC 2020 – 18 APR 2021

We are excited and grateful that our artwork is a part of the NGV Triennial.


The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.

Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art

|Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art | Fallen Fruit and Laura Barreca on Art, People, Fruit & Public Spaces.
We are excited to announce the first in our series of online talks: Fallen Fruit, the art duo David Burns and Austin Young,   and Laura Barreca will be live on Wednesday 28 October  9:30 AM PST  ( at 5:30 pm (UCT+1) ) to talk about art, people, growing fruit for everyone to share and about shifting public participation and the function of urban spaces.
Laura Barreca is Director of Museo Civico Castelbuono (Palermo) and mudaC | Museo delle arti Carrara.
On Wednesday 28, follow us live on Facebook and Instagram at https://bit.ly/31wm38i

What Artists Are Doing Now. Fallen Fruit interview in Arterritory.com

Read our new interview HERE

What Artists Are Doing Now. Contemporary art collective Fallen Fruit in Los Angeles


“Fear is very easy to grow. Love is also very easy to grow. We are focused on promoting messages of love and joy. A fruit tree is a great symbol of generosity. And fruit trees are endlessly giving (fruit) without expecting anything in return. :)” – David and Austin of Fallen Fruit

Sunday Salon and Endless Orchard Fruit Tree Adoption February 23

Join us! Sunday February 23rd 1-4pm

It’s the LAST DAY to visit SUPERSHOW. We’ll hang out, talk about art and fruit. There will be tarot readings, teas and cakes. This event is FREE to the public. If you want to adopt a fruit tree for sharing with your neighborhood read the info below:
The Endless Orchard Fruit Tree Adoption!
Collaborate with us! Adopt a Fruit Tree to share with neighbors.

PDC | Design Gallery

8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90069

RSVP us at info@fallenfruit.org. and put your name on the list for a Fruit Tree!
· “Adopt” a tree: If you have a home or business, or community center in Los Angeles.
· The Tree is Accessible: You have space in the front of your yard next to the sidewalk.
· Care for the tree: You must agree to water the tree for the first two years.
· Share the bounty!  You must agree to share the fruit with everyone. The tree will be part of the Endless Orchard Map (endlessorchard.com) and part of a network of shared of trees.






Hope Builders: Fallen Fruit – PBS PSA by Five Sister Films

Fallen Fruit is featured on “Hope Builders,” highlighting organizations doing good in San Bernardino, for the KVCR PBS station.  This episode is directed by Maria Burton.  Hope Builder  (all 6 pieces with an intro by Christine Lahti) aired in January, 2020.  Features our public fruit park we created with SB Arts Connection  during our project “Fallen Fruit of San Bernardino.”