Fallen Fruit’s Rainbow Day Trip was organized as a collaborative program of the Wild Times exhibition at Grand Central Art Center.
We choose a color to embody for the day. We thought about each color and what that color means in the world. We thought about flavors, histories and songs. We constructed characters based upon our individual research and imagination.
The evening before, we collectively fine-tuned our characters. We told each other stories and embellished our attire. We used feathers and spray paint and worked out the details of each performance. We did not reveal our color performances to the group until the next day. At the trailhead, we geared up and embarked on our experimental day trip to perform all of the colors of the rainbow. Rainbows don’t last forever – they are fragile and temporal (like our group). We became a visual spectrum of color, spanning an arc within the landscape.
The Rainbow Day Trip was a mind-body experience, a narrative created by individual experiences that were authored by the group. Some colors were meditations. One of the colors was a series of declarations about each participant. There was a color completely in song. One of the colors was silent. We realized that colors are many things.
– David Burns and Austin Young, Fallen Fruit