Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) caused a stir when it was perched on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2016, and now it’s in London in time for Halloween!
The building, based on the house seen in Hitchcock’s scary masterpiece Psycho (1960) has been installed in the courtyard of the Royal Academy, and despite being in central London, retains it’s brooding sense of eerie isolation.
As with Hitchcock’s stage set, the house is not a real house, it is a facade and Parker continues her exploration of the construction of her chosen objects in this case by making visible to the supporting structure. This creates a sense of unease which Parkers says, confronts the ‘polarities of good and evil’.
Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), Cornelia Parker RA, Annenberg Courtyard, RA London
18 September 2018 to March 2019