Dead Of Night
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please.
– Genesis 19:1–8
A music video for The Dead Of Night, a track by Dassi Elad, shot in Sodom by the Dead Sea, and featuring dance in this white salt plane carved by many canyons, deep below sea level. The images are inspired by the song, which speaks of the fire of love in the dead of night, and by this powerful, remote landscape, which is the mythological location of the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, mentioned in the book of Genesis. These were entirely destroyed, consumed by fire and brimstone, in divine retribution for their lascivious wickedness. In the story, the single righteous man of Sodom offers his daughters to an angry mob of Sodomites in order to protect God’s messengers, who then urge him to flee the city with his family. Only he and his wife escape the catastrophe in time, his wife turning into a pillar of salt as she turns round to look down on the city’s destruction.
Produced: Dan Farberoff & Dassi Elad
Director: Dan Farberoff
DoP: Michelle Walsh