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.

Fallen Fruit Magazine- Stoneview Nature Center Edition – Nov. 11th

Fallen Fruit Magazine – The Stoneview Nature Center edition
Hey everyone! Let’s make a zine – about Baldwin Hill’s families, friends, and history!

A 3 hour collaboration with anyone who wants to participate. Come make a Magazine with us! Inspired by the the neighbors surrounding Stoneview Nature Center!

The artists of 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 your neighborhood! Share your photos and stories- these will become a collaborative zine, available as a free downloadable pdf and also onsite at Stoneview Nature Center.

Nov. 11th 1-4pm rsvp here: Send Mail

The event will take place at Stoneview Nature Center. It’s free and open to the public of all ages –– we can’t wait to see you there!

STONEVIEW MAGAZINE
Bring family photos from Baldwin Hills neighborhood.

PUBLIC CHANDELIER
Bring your kitchen utensils- large or small- to add to the public chandelier.

Fallen Fruit’s Stoneview Pickle Party. photo by Paul Turang
Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City. Fallen Fruit’s Pickle Party! photo by Paul Turang

Fallen Fruit Magazine brings together public participation, local histories and story-telling. Using strategies of collage this temporary team collaborators 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. This edition is unique and is editorially focused on histories the neighborhood and community.

Bring meaningful family photos from the neighborhood. portraits of elders in the community and historical events. 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 of and include their own stories.


The Charlotte North Carolina ‘Queen City’ edition:

The Puerto Vallarta ‘Mango’ edition:

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, so if you are one for planting trees for the future of our Earth, and you know your role is important, you might want to also help New Orleans too!

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. Those looking to raise funds for their own projects, businesses or personal uses may want to consider applying for a loan. 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.

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.

Snow Ball Portraits!

We wanted to meet neighbors and celebrate summer in the Lower 9th Ward.

Artists Fallen Fruit were in New Orleans in May preparing for our public project this fall in collaboration with Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, Newcomb Art Museum, and the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. Stay tuned for more information about their initiative working with local residents to plant publicly accessible fruit trees and record the city’s rich histories

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

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

Bananas in 3 Colors – print for sale!

Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
Bananas in 3 Colors
Letterpress on Crane’s Ecru 134#

Edition of 30, 6 APs, 2 PPs
19.625 x 15.625″
2017

$900 (price increases in three tiers of 10 as prints are sold)

Free Worldwide Shipping

*All proceeds from the print will benefit Fallen Fruit, the Endless Orchard, and planting fruit trees in public space for everyone to share.


Purchase on our store here: FALLEN FRUIT STORE
or Email Fallen Fruit if you’d like to purchase the print with a tax deductible donation.

Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) has created a unique print in collaboration with Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago, and Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles. Fallen Fruit work with fruit as a medium to involve the public, create communities and initiate narrative by engaging through workshops and individual works of art. This print is made using fluorescent ink, and changes radically when viewed under a black light.