Watch What the Dead Sea Does to This Creepy Black Dress

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Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

A stunning new art exhibit is displaying the effects the highly salty Dead Sea had on a dress and people are amazed at the garment’s transformation.

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s project, “Salt Bride,” came about after Landau submerged a black gown in the large body of water that rests between Israel and Jordan. The dress spent two months in the Dead Sea and Landau documented the fabric’s changes in a photo series that is now on display at London’s Marlborough Contemporary museum.

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“The project is an eight-part photo series inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk. The play is about a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover, and Landau’s salt-encrusted gown is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of the 1920s.”

“Salt Bride” will be on display in London until September 3. See the stunning transformation below.

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary

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