33: Fallen Fruit -Austin Young and David Burns on planting public fruit parks around the world, and fruit as an art medium and subject


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 Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. By always working with fruit as a material or media, the projects reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience. Fallen Fruit’s visual work includes an ongoing series of narrative photographs, wallpapers, everyday objects and video works that explore the social and political implications of our relationship to fruit and world around us. Their current project The Endless Orchard is a massive, collaborative effort to plant fruit trees in shared spaces around the world. In this episode, Chelsea talks with David and Austin about planting public orchards around the world, and fruit as an art medium and subject.