is a contribution installation as part of the project The Exhibition Tower, made and curated by Brenda Tempelaar. Absalon is an installation of two videos screened simultaneously; one, a performance by Absalon (Meir Eshel) in his living unit in a gallery space, and the other one, compilation of footage of gallery visitors seeing the living units made by him all collected in one exhibition space, after his death.

The two videos reflect on the intertwinement of artistic production practices, spaces of exposition of artistic products, and the reproductive/domestic activities of the artist. The maquette made by Brenda Tempelaar serves as stand for the beamers projecting these two videos, is a gesture to criticise the roles that the ones in position of power (institutions, architects, commissioners, etc) play in this context.

The Exhibition Tower, a maquette of Lafayette Anticipations, serves as a miniature exhibition venue for exhibitions by other artists. Every iteration is documented and presented in overview with previous installations.” (Brenda Tempelaar)