[available with Hebrew / German supplement]
Dimensions: 19.3 × 26.7 × 3.5 cm
(7½ × 10¼ × 1.4 in)
Graphic Design and Visual Editing:
Editing: David Goss
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag
Rona Cohen, Ph.D.
Luna Goldberg, M.A.
David Goss, Ph.D.
Dalia Manor, Ph.D.
Amitai Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Thorsten Sadowsky, Ph.D.
״For me, gazing at the Dead Sea and working at Sodom is a continuous journey that is rooted in my childhood; it is also a healing ritual. The disorientation that this entails has become a way of life for me. Every time I turn, I find that Sodom has leapt from the past to the present, from east to west — and then I (re)turn to it once again.
Re-enactment is both my starting and turning point; turning back, to and fro, endlessly yearning to unveil memories of my family on the shore״
SIGALIT LANDAU SALT YEARS
8 WRITERS | 300 COLOR IMAGES
The Art Ph(F)arm
The source for the myth of Lot’s wife
might be the terrain of the Dead Sea
itself — physical reality integrated into religious mythology.
Sigalit Landau’s ongoing Dead Sea
art project, a magnum opus, comprises artworks in diverse media.
Like the mystical Lady of the Lake,
Landau emerges from the Dead Sea, resurrecting objects and breathing new life into them. They emerge, now preserved, as if out of time, becoming part of a new mythical logic. After their second death, they are resurrected as artworks — eternally preserved in salt.
A Skinny Dip with a Pinch of Salt
While in Christianity the baptism
evolved into a symbolic act, in Judaism,
the purification of the ritual bath
remains a physical action, through the total immersion of the body in ceremonial water. The purifying capabilities of the ritual bath are only valid if the body is completely naked, without any division or barriers between flesh and water.