LAist Interview: Dave Burns of The Fallen Fruit Project
This is part two of our three part LAist Interview with the founders of the Fallen Fruit Project.
Dave, Mathias and Austin fight for the betterment of Los Angeles on a number of fronts. In addition to their work with the Fallen Fruit Project, the collaborators submitted a proposal for an Endless Orchard to the Grand Intervention Grand Avenue park design competition organized by the Norman Lear Project and the Los Angeles Times.
Dave Burns, a Fallen Fruit Project cofounder, is an artist who currently teaches at CalArts. Dave received an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. His recent video work has shown around the world in festivals and galleries including; InsideOUT, ADD-TV, Pressplay, Mix Festival and NEWFEST. Recent art projects have been shown at Track 16 Bergamot Station, OTIS, ArtCenter, Machine Gallery, WORKS gallery, REDCAT, MESSHALL in chicago, and at Artists Space in New York. Publications about his recent works can be seen in FAB magazine, SCOOP!, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, SUPERSONIC, Rhizome.org, PLOT magazine and Metropolis Magazine.
Age and Occupation:
39 yrs old, visual artist
How long have you lived in Los Angeles, and which neighborhood do you live in?:
Born in Santa Monica, and love Los Angeles... I currently live in Silver Lake
Why do you live in Los Angeles?
Well, as I stated above I was born here and grew up in West LA. I completely love this city and all of its neighborhoods. I believe it's really important to explore the city and get to learn the different parts. It's an incredibly diverse landscape of cultures; neighborhoods change ever few miles and all of them have great hidden secret goodies.