Transitional Objects (PsychoBarn) // Cornelia Parker // 2016
A building on a building? On top of the Met stands a house created by British artist Cornelia Parker. This eery looking house was inspired by mixing the classic American Dutch red barn with the iconic house from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1960. To build this piece Parker worked with a company who professionally deconstructs barns and she re-used the materials to erect Transitional Objects (PsychoBarn). While from the front it appears as though you can simply walk up the stairs and knock on the door, you can’t. Not because it’s a work of art, but because there is no inside. Playing on the idea of set design, Parker created only the façade. The front and the side are two separate pieces which are placed side by side to create the illusion of a complete house. Don’t believe me? Go see for yourself! Transitional Objects (PsychoBarn) is on view on the Met roof until October.