Finishing a Raw Basement

2017, 6:41 minutes , color, stereo, HD video

Echoing episodes of the PBS series “This Old House” which frequently deal with the finishing, insulating, or lighting of raw basement spaces, Finishing a Raw Basement takes the format of the home-improvement show as a template for a non-linear exploration of material. Harris-Babou and her mother play construction experts exploring how the word “repair” might relate to the unfulfilled promise of reparations for Black people in the United States.