Human Design

2019, 5:40 minutes, color, stereo, HD video

Extending Harris-Babou’s broader exploration of the language and empire of Restoration Hardware, Human Design follows the artist as colonial explorer and travel blogger traveling to Gorée Island in Senegal to unearth the “rare” artifacts on display in the furniture company’s New York showroom. The work was originally made for the 2019 Whitney Biennial, after Restoration Hardware constructed a new megastore a few blocks from the museum.