Launching in harmony with This may or may not be a true story or a lesson in resistance, is nibia pastrana santiago’s video work NO MORE EFFORTS. The work is filmed both inside of a stadium and in the interiors of the abandoned historic Normandie Hotel in Puerta de Tierra, located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The artist conjures a luscious, operatic performance. Full of gestural phrases that improvise and play with the camera, the video extrapolates on the writing and material contributions made by pastrana santiago for the publication.

nibia pastrana santiago, NO MORE EFFORTS, 2020. Commissioned by de Appel for This may or may not be a true story or a lesson in resistance.

Directed and Performed:
nibia pastrana santiago

Eduardo F. Rosario

nibia pastrana santiago

Alexandra Buschman-Roman
Ezequiel Diaz-Soto
Carlos Rene Garcia

Audio Recording:
Casa Fantasmes, Santurce

Film and Editing:
Juan Carlos Malavé