|Artist||First barbed-wire structures coated in salt crystals, Dead Sea, 2007|
|Photographer||© Bechor Bartur|
|PUBLISHER||Hatje Cantz Verlag|
Israeli artist Sigalit Landau uses the world’s saltiest sea as her laboratory. Everyday objects are “baptized” by immersing them in the Dead Sea for months. Completely covered in salt, they obtain a hypnotizing effect. The transience of objects is transposed into the poetic aura of crystalline permanence.
In this form, issues of female identity and bodily experience, the shadows of the Holocaust, the tense political situation in Israel as...