There's a Spooky Psycho-Inspired House on Top of the Met

There's a Spooky Psycho-Inspired House on Top of the Met

Tara Bellucci
Apr 25, 2016
(Image credit: Hyla Skopitz/The Photograph Studio/The Metropolitan Museum of Ar)

On the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there's a creepy house set against the Manhattan skyline. Revealed last week, PsychoBarn is the latest work from British artist Cornelia Parker.

Using materials from a reclaimed barn in upstate New York, Parker took inspiration from Edward Hopper's red barn series and gave it a sinister twist by modeling the structure after the Bates family home in Hitchcock's Psycho. But, you can't go inside—the work is actually just a double-sided façade that's held up with scaffolding.

"The piece flickers between the physical reality of the barn and the cinematic fiction of the house, bringing up their respective ties to comfort and discomfort," says the museum. "Neither entirely real nor completely false, it vacillates unnervingly between its identities."

PsychoBarn is on view until October 31.

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