Connect with us

Headlines

Over 200 pose naked for art installation at Dead Sea

Published

on

Over 200 pose naked for art installation at Dead Sea

No less than 200 nude white-painted people took part in an art installation at the Dead Sea on Monday to draw attention to the ongoing destruction of the world’s saltiest body of water.

American photographer Spencer Tunick wanted to use his photography installation on the salt lake to support the creation of the future Dead Sea Museum in the Israeli city of Arad, The Times of Israel reported.

“The Dead Sea is disappearing,” Tunick told the newspaper. “We have to find a way to keep the level or bring fresh water to the Dead Sea, but at the same time keep all the surrounding countries with water. Water is life. ”

UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg concludes his visit to Cairo

The water level of the Dead Sea, which lies between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, has been declining for years.

On the shore, the ground sinks in places.

The lake is fed by the Jordan River and is over 400 meters below sea level.

UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg concludes his visit to Cairo

Naked people were painted white in reference to the biblical story of Lot’s wife.

According to tradition, she became a pillar of salt at the Dead Sea because, despite a divine prohibition, she looked back at Sodom, a city destroyed by God for its wickedness.

This is Tunick’s third installation at the Dead Sea with scale models.

UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg concludes his visit to Cairo

dpa / NAN

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3D7F

NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.