Public Fruit Jam

Aug 3, 2014

Fallen Fruit FacesPublic Fruit Jams, Nocturnal Fruit Forages, and even Public Fruit Meditations are offshoots of an idea conceived in Los Angeles by David Burns, Matia Viegener, and Austin Young in 2004 and materialized  by David and Young in 2013.

Fallen Fruitbegan by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.” This effort 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 catalogue of projects and works reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience.

Public Fruit Jams invites a broad public to transform homegrown or public fruit and join in communal jam-making as experimentation in personal narrative and sublime collaboration; Nocturnal Fruit Forages, nighttime neighborhood fruit tours explores the boundaries of public and private space at the edge of darkness; Public Fruit Meditations renegotiates our relationship of ourselves through guided visualizations and dynamic group participation.

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. (

On August 10th, One Colorado hosts Fallen Fruit’s Public Fruit Jam: Team up with 3 to 5 friends or strangers and make some jam! Bring home grown or self-picked fruit and empty glass jars with tops and the rest will be provided.


Fallen Fruit—using “fruit as a common denominator to change the way you see the world.”

Public Fruit Jam
Sunday, August 10th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena 91103
Just north of Colorado Blvd., between Fair Oaks & DeLacey Avenues
Free event
For info, visit or call 626.564.1066

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Photos courtesy of Fallen Fruit

Photos courtesy of Fallen Fruit




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