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Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years, Turns Into A Crystal Salt Masterpiece

By Karly Carpena
August 24, 2016

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau submerged a black gown in the Dead Sea. The gown entered the salt-rich waters in 2014 and was recently removed to be put on display.

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The project is an eight-part photo series called Salt Bride and was inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk.

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The play is about a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover, and Landau’s salt-encrusted gown is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of the 1920s.

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Landau checked on the black gown various times during three-month intervals in order to capture the gradual process of salt crystalisation that you can see in the pictures below. You can also see them at London’s Marlborough Contemporary, where they’ll be on display until September 3rd.

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More info: Sigalit Landau | Marlborough Contemporary