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Artist Leaves A Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Months And It Transforms Into Salt Crystal Gown

Published 4 years ago

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau put a dress in the Dead Sea to start her two month-long project ‘Salt Bride’. Recently she took it out and completed her eight-part photography series which is now on view at Marlborough Contemporary in London.

‘Salt Bride’ was inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play ‘The Dybbuk’. The play depicts the possession of a young woman by a malicious spirit – Dybbuk – of her deceased lover during the time she’s engaged with another man. With ‘Salt Bride’ Landau tried to emulate the romance and sorcery motives of the story. The crystalized salt on the submerged dress symbolizes supernatural forces, bewitching the black garment into a white wedding gown.

These photos below depict Landau’s work process and her project will be displayed at Marlborough Contemporary until the 3rd of September.

More info: sigalitlandau.com | marlboroughlondon.com (h/t: boredpanda, mymodernmet)

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