Ventura

Sigalit Landau

Shoes coated in salt crystals, 2018.

The Dead Sea in Israel is so salty you can float in it. By submerging objects in the lake’s extremely salty water, sometimes for months, they become covered with salt crystals. An ordinary shoe, a bundle of barbed wire, a fishing net or a dress emerge from the lake transformed. 

Landau: ‘Salt heals, preserves, hides, kills. This specific lake has myths and [pre]history all around its shores, stories of radicalism, Christianity, heroics, unbelievable agriculture—and it is a border as well, so the behaviour of salt and the natural environment is highly metaphoric, and keeps changing direction as I experiment.’

Size: 22 x 22 x 18 cm.

© Studio Sigalit Landau.


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