Curated by Fram Kitagawa Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is one of the art event in the world and is held once every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region since 2000. These projects aim to reveal existing assets of the region using art as a catalyst, rediscover their values, communicate these to the world and find a way to revitalize the region.
E D E N by Olga Kisseleva presented at the 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale by ASCII is a new kind of organic network based on vegetal medium. As we know, all vegetal species can communicate with its environment. Instead of words they use different kinds of molecular emission. The communication can be established between trees of the same species, but it can also be addressed to a different organism: insect, or animal, including human. This aptitude helps trees to optimize their vital mechanisms and to protect themselves from potentials aggressors.
E D E N, realized in collaboration with the Orange Telecom company from France transforms this encrypted communication into a comprehensive and open network. The trees included into the project can talk together across continents. Humans can follow their communication through the interactive light installations created by artist.