It is no secret that in recent years the Dead Sea has been drying up and is in danger of disappearing. In fact, the entire northern basin of the sea is in a continuous evaporation process and there is a sense that no one is doing anything to change the situation. This is exactly why we’ve decided to try and raise awareness in a slightly different way. The creation of a live art space that’s colorful, current and bold, located across from the Dead Sea’s dying beaches. The project invites visitors to experience and see what’s happening in the area.
We launched in March 2018 and have since recruited 36 leading artists from Israel and beyond (including some of the biggest names in the field of street art). The project is open to the public 24/7 and you can view it on the walls of the abandoned buildings on the sea’s northern beaches.
For the cause
Each artist that was selected and agreed to mobilize for the cause was asked to create a piece dealing with one of the following subjects:
• The Dead Sea and/or saving the Dead Sea
• The area’s geography (environment, animals, etc.)
• The relationship between the different populations living in the area, the residents of Jericho and those in the Dead Sea settlements, Muslims, Christians and Jews living side by side in peace (a unique structure that over the years has become an integral part of the regional landscape).
From the moment this project was launched, we’ve received countless inquiries from artists (in different fields) who want to come and take part in this important project. It’s important to note that this project is based on donations only and does not receive support from the government. Those who take part do so voluntarily and out of a desire to change the situation for the better.
(45/46) Dima Korma
Brothers of lights
Liron Lavi Turkenich