Spencer Tunick, Dead Sea, Images courtesy the artist. The Dead Sea is dying, and artist Spencer Tunick is using his controversial mass nude photography to draw attention to it. At a press event this morning he released a series featuring 15 nude models interacting with sinkholes that are ravaging the land around the Dead Sea. Tunick's series depicts a guerilla art action similar to his demonstration with naked women at the Republican National Convention in July. We were doing it secretly so as to not be stopped or attract any protestors. The same can not be said for the Dead Sea itself. By Lipchin's count, a new sinkhole emerges approximately once a day, each representing the possibility of a nearby residence, resort, or road caving in.
Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work environments. The photo shoot was originally meant to document the stunning beauty of the body of water, which stretches between Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. While he is back in Israel, the artist is taking the opportunity to show individuals just how much the Dead Sea has suffered over the past five years. Tunick will return this September to Mineral Beach, the site of his previous artworks, to hold a press conference about the dangers the sea is currently facing. He explained in an email to The Huffington Post that the destination is no longer accessible to the public because of perilous sinkholes caused by the drying sea. Visitors will be able to view the devastation. Together, the artist and water management expert hope the photos will raise awareness worldwide about the precarious state of the sea, and encourage leaders to take action. Yes, the nudity is a standard theme for Tunick. US Edition U.
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Last month, Jewish-American artist Spencer Tunick went back to Israel to visit the Dead Sea and raise awareness of the rapid evaporation of its waters. Worried about the irreversible damage, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies invited Tunick to return to the Dead Sea and grab attention of the international public and government. Clive Lipchin. Ever since , Tunick has been using nudity and photography to create political art. Recently he hold an installation with naked women to protest against Donald Trump in Cleveland. Venot uses unusual angles, extreme close ups and unique framing techniques to translate the man-made world around us into images that expose the aesthetic value of urban environment. Previous Post. Next Post.
Spencer Tunick publishes the first official Naked Dead Sea photo this weekend. Naked Dead Sea and naked Israelis were the talk of the Internet last month as 1, Israelis volunteered to strip all to save the Dead Sea from environmental decay. American-Jewish installation artist Spencer Tunick came to Israel and photographed the glistening naked bodies in the dawn of the day, including one Green Prophet writer Alex. But all the pictures we saw back then were taken from afar as volunteers were not allowed to even sneak in cameras.