Heavy water, fundamental in nuclear processes, is used to create a suitable environment for specific chemical reactions to occur. It is an environment, a situation, a site which allows for the formation of something new. Heavy Water is a site, not only in a physical sense (though, since you’re asking, geographically speaking, we base ourselves within one of Tributary Projects’ studio spaces - come by and say hello.), but also in a theoretical, conceptual, communal, practical and creative sense. Heavy Water is a site for the formation, discussion, exploration and dissemination of ideas and writing. Heavy Water nurtures a supporting environment so that new ideas might have a chance to form. Our publishing project explores publication as a medium and art-form in its own right. Publishing offers artists, thinkers, writers and readers a mode of sharing and accessing ideas beyond the restraints of time and place, which contains site- or time-specific works, discussions, performances etc. Heavy Water takes a multidisciplinary approach to publishing as discussion, art, record and performance to explore how we interact with the wider conversation of art and ideas.
Edited by Connor Drum and Ruby Rossiter contributions from Alex Hobba and Madalyn Trewin.