Pride Goes Before a Fall

Raúl de Nieves

Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore / Mise-en-Abyme, 2016

Performance documentation
22:02 minutes
Artist Space, New York


In his solo performances, de Nieves often engages in the act of channeling and spirit possession through the sublimation of his ego. The stream of consciousness monologue delivered in the performance is a meditation on good and evil. De Nieves asks questions about one’s responsibility to the self in moments when the the body is taken over by desire or a spirit
who attempts to sway it. Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore / Mise-en-Abyme was performed at Artists Space in New York on June 7, 2016.

–Risa Puleo, Curator