2003 I was shooting Home 1, my first longer movie. The opportunity presented itself to show a video installation at Art Basel Art Unlimited. I planned to make a short version of the upcoming film and use prop referencing a scene from the movie. E.T. was the perfect candidate, and I bought three limited edition E.T.s from a unique costume store in New York. He got covered with a bedsheet where I projected “First”, the movie’s name, on it. Underneath the sheet, I hid a speaker.

First was also shown at Magasin in Grenoble. The sculpture with video is an edition of three.

First, 2003, Life size "E.T.", bed sheet, projector, digital video "Frist" 5:00 minutes, 40 x 120 x 120 cm (15 x 47 x 47 in.)
2003, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland
2003, Magasin, Grenoble