On becoming

A Question

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Call to participate

In simple language, using short sentences, tell us what you know best about being a great person. Fallen Fruit will create a new score with the answers.

It can be thoughts from recent weeks or the past months—or maybe it is something you learned from your family or mentor … or also, from another time in your life when you really learned:

How to be a great version of YOU.

Write a few lines in simple language that you can share with others. For example:

“My mother taught me to always mind my own business and to always love myself.”
“(I started to) take a short walk everyday at a different time of day and never choose the destination in advance, (I just) wander… and openly explore the world each day.”
Or, “Sometimes, I tell my cats all of my secrets….”

— Fallen Fruit
email an answer to info@fallenfruit.org
Fallen Fruit is a collaborative art project that began in Los Angeles uses fruit to change the way we see the world. The project began in response to a prompt: imagine a protest that isn’t against anything. From the first Fallen Fruit installation—a mapping of public produce (the fruit trees growing on or over public property)—to the scores that they compose from community-gifted answers to inward-looking prompts (like the one above), Fallen Fruit invokes public participation and asks joyful, penetrating questions.  Lately they have been thinking about different ways of looking at the same thing, misunderstandings and impasses, and how to be an extraordinary, exemplary person in the world. 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.
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