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Wood Wide WEB


 When we walk through woodland, we are not aware that one of the most brilliant biological mysteries lies concealed beneath our feet; nature that we can't see, but which is of crucial importance for the health of living woodland beings and their survival.

Wood Wide Web is a light installation that simulates the network of underground connections that trees, fungi and bacteria use to communicate with each other. The installation transmits a visual representation of how these living beings connect their roots and, via biochemical and electrical signals, are able to feed, look after themselves and even warn each other about possible threats.

Trees, fungi and bacteria may not possess a brain like humans do, but they don't need one either, because together they form one giant brain. We have built an artificial World Wide Web in order to speed up communication, but nature has been working on its own version for a very long time.


Biel López, Marina Gómez Corbí, Andrea Badía, Gerard Valls Montaño, Carlos Dubón, Jose Andrés Cubillas, José Plata, Miquel Martinez, Luis Díaz González


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Videos and photos by Gerard Valls Montaño

© José Plata 2023