Posted on February 22, 2011 by School of Art
Fallen Fruit is a collaboration between David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Using fruit as their lens, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood and new forms of located citizenship and community. From protests to proposals for new urban green spaces, Fallen Fruit aims to reconfigure the relationship between those who have resources and those who do not, to examine the nature of and in the city, and to investigate new, shared forms of land use and property. It is an art collaboration that began with creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. Fallen Fruit has worked with numerous art and cultural institutions locally and internationally. Over time, Fallen Fruit’s interests have expanded from mapping public fruit to include “Public Fruit Jams” where citizens are invited to bring homegrown or public fruit and join in communal jam making. EATLACMA was a yearlong residency in which Fallen Fruit created new work and curated an exhibition and a final one-day event titled “Let Them Eat LACMA”. It was initiated by curator Charlotte Cotton and completed with LACMA curators Michele Urton and José Luis Blondet.