This Artist Left A Dress In Sea For 2 Months And The Results Are Breathtaking After It Is Taken Out
Tell me what you will do if you have to change a plain black dress into a Crystal one, obliviously you will add glitter to it ,or may be diamonds. But this Israeli artist Sigalit Landau will do something different instead or she will leave her dress in Dead Sea for 2 months to turn it into glittering one.
For her project Salt Bride, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau placed a black dress into the salty waters of the Dead SeaIn 2014. She left it there for two months, checking in every couple of weeks to capture eight photos of the dress’s transformation from a simple gown into a salt-crystal covered piece of art.
“It was very hard to sink [the dress] and dive in the Dead Sea, where everything floats,” Landau told Artsy. “The water is saturated with many materials apart from salt, and visibility is not easy to achieve. Yotam needed special equipment and weights of 70 kg (154 pounds) on his body in order to go down.”
But it’s worth the trouble for the stunning final appearance of the black-turned-white dress.
Landau has created other salt-dipped sculptures, including lamps, shoes, a violin and a noose, all of which take on the same pale, crystallized appearance.
The gown itself is a copy of a traditional Hasidic dress worn in S. Ansky’s 1916 play, “The Dybbuk,” which tells the tale of a woman possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved.
Photographs of the dress’s salty transformation are on display at London’s Marlborough Contemporary from now until September 3rd.