Unearthing the microfungal network that connects all the trees in the forest,
provides nutrients & communication
Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web"
This site-specific dynamic light installation visualizes not only the interconnected network through glowing mycelium 'roots', it also shows the nutrient flow with the help of magical projection mapping.
"Just like an MRI scan of the brain helps us to understand how the brain works,
this global map of the fungi beneath the soil helps us to understand how global ecosystems work," - Professor Thomas Crowther