The Dead Sea, between Jordan and Israel, is the lowest point on Earth’s surface. Standing on the shore of this salt-lake a visitor now stands 418 meters below sea-level. The water’s edge is shrinking at a rate of 1 meter per year as the nations around the Dead Sea divert more and more freshwater tributaries away from this lake. ‘Dead Sea Level (-418m)’ is a proposal to visualize this missing body of water. To momentarily create the surface of a missing ocean in a sheet of fire 418m above the spectators’ heads. This surface of fire would be achieved by firing a large mortar-shell firework into the night sky – the shell being constructed to climb exactly 418meters high and then to explode with a blue horizontal surface of fire.