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First House

Catherine Elwes
1986
Colour Video installation

First House

The ''Wendy'' house standing alone in a large darkened space, was pale and minimal with no doors, only two large windows, one on either side.

The window panes were monitors on which one could make out the image of a small boy who ran up to the window and tapped cheerfully on the glass with a metal spoon. Bruno was playing a game. His mother could be heard picking out a tune on the piano. His ''Dangerous'' tapping brought her to him in a sweep of a skirt and gentle hand guiding the child away. He came back a moment later and started tapping away. CE

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