Public Fruit Theater, installation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2010-11
Rather than looking at fruit trees as simply a source of food, the Public Fruit Theater spotlights one tree in a durational performance through the seasons. Viewers complete the story through observation, witnessing the tree’s leafing out, blooming, and ripening of its fruit. The space is available for both outside performers and contemplation—observing people watch the trees or the fruit itself. The broken concrete of the installation indexes the margins of the city, the sidewalks that both connect us and separate us. Created in collaboration with La Loma Development.