So, this is what happens when you submerge elegant gowns into the Dead Sea for two months.
Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, fascinated with the Dead Sea, inserted the gowns into the salt-rich waters in 2014 returning over the course of three months to capture each gown’s salt-induced transformation.
“It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet,” she explains. It’s an eight-part series is titled Salt Bride and highlights the uniqueness of the salt lake’s chemistry.
Landau received her inspiration from S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled The Dybbuk, in which a young Hasidic woman becomes possessed by a deceased lover’s spirit while engaged to be married into a wealthy family.
Landau aimed to emulate the sorcery and romance she admired in the story. The gowns were recently on display at London’s Marlborough Contemporary. While we are on the topic of the Dead Sea, here are some really cool facts about it!