By Tim Jonze
Right before the 2016 US election, Cornelia Parker made a series of videos of ghoulish Halloween revellers in New York. Are the leering partygoers of American Gothic aware of the real horror lurking just around the corner?
What was America’s collective state of mind really like on 31 October 2016? In this series of videos by Cornelia Parker, we see New Yorkers queuing up to celebrate Halloween. But does the fright they’re anticipating have anything to do with ghosts and ghouls?