Dubbed, “The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn),” the installation is a 28-foot-high, two-thirds scale replica of the Bates house – the house from Hitchcock’s 1960 film, “Psycho.”
Set in a corner of the Met’s rooftop terrace, the house (really more of a set) is made entirely of materials from a disused, 1920s-era barn from the upstate town of Schoharie, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“It’s two objects together. One is a fictional object, which is the ‘Psycho’ house, and the other is a real thing, which is the barn,” Parker told the Journal. “It’s all fake but all real at the same time.”
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