How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

Categories: Culture | Exhibition | Water

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, for her project, plunged a black mourning dress to the bottom of the Dead Sea for three months.

Sigalit called the project "Salty Bride". It was inspired by the 1916 play "Dybbuk" ("Between Two Worlds") by the writer Semyon Ansky. The plot of the play is based on Jewish folk legends — a young man, separated from his bride, enters into a contract with the devil and sells his soul to him. After death, his soul becomes a dibbuk - a demon that inhabits the girl and makes her possessed. The demon manages to be exorcised, but the girl dies.

Gradually, the salt covering the dress symbolizes the supernatural power that envelops and turns the black fabric into a kind of wedding dress. The artist documented the process of salt crystallization on the fabric. Now these photos can be viewed at an exhibition at the Art Gallery in London Marlborough London.

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

 

How a black dress turned into a salty sculpture at the bottom of the sea

Keywords: Israel | Art | Crystal | Dead sea | Sea | Dress | Salt | Artist

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