What Happens if You Submerge a Dress in the Dead Sea?


Some people wonder what would happen and actually did it. They put it for 3 months. Israeli artist Sigalit Landau and her family had always had a thing for the Dead Sea. They believed it had mysterious and magical capabilities.

They often took trips there and one day they decided to submerge a Victorian-era gown in the Dead Sea. After three months of documenting, Sigalit finally pulled it out. This Israeli artist had a very incredible idea: she photographed the results.

A photo series came out of it and she gave her the name Salt Bride, and it’s easy to understand why. The salt quickly began to be absorbed by the gown, turning it in a crystal dress. She said the dress looked “like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace.” The gown which was black at the beginning, completely changed color.

To get an inspiration, she watched S.Ansky’s 1916 play, The Dybbuk. The story tells the story of a young hasidic woman who is possessed by a former lover, while engaged with a very rich man. The salt represents the supernatural force overtaking the black dress and turning it into an amazing white wedding dress.

It is so beautiful that it should be displayed in a museum. Indeed, the photo series is displayed in a museum. You can see it at the Marlborough Contemporary in London, England until September. It is drawing large crowds. The change in the dress could only be seen once it was taken out from the water.


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