'Tungtvann' is the Norwegian word for Heavy Water. Rachel Wolfe's photos of the series 'Tungtvann' were taken at two locations in Norway . Both places have a particular connection with water. Maridalsvannet is Oslo's drinking water reservoir; Vermork used to be a heavy water factory in Rjukan. Under German occupation during World War II Vermork produced heavy water for the development of nuclear arms technology. The factory used forced labour. On two occasions the production was sabotaged by members of the Norwegian resistance. The site was also bombed by the allied forces.
Rachel Wolfe's landscape images explore dynamics and tensions inherent in nature reflecting on very different and conflicting usage of natural resources - and ultimately the relationship of humans with nature as beneficiary and destructor.