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Author Ruiz, Sandra, 1977- author.

Title Ricanness : enduring time in anticolonial performance / Sandra Ruiz
Published New York : New York University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
Contents Introduction : a living colonialism, or simply, the aesthetic life of Ricanness -- Lipstick revolutionaries : Dolores 'Lolita' Lebrón Sotomayor and the site of Rican death -- Running out of time : Rican exhaustion, or Superman 51 -- Countdown to the future : the dread in the masses that are always already asses -- Looping sensations : on waiting with the existential Ryan Rivera -- Epilogue : a few more scenes on the unwanted, or a pause for the Rican future
Summary In 1954, Dolores Lolita Lebrón and other members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party led a revolutionary action on the chambers of Congress, firing several shots at the ceiling and calling for the independence of the island. 'Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance' begins with Lebrón's vanguard act, distilling the relationship between Puerto Rican subjectivity, gender, sexuality, and revolutionary performance under colonial time.0Ruiz argues that Ricannessa continual performance of bodily endurance against US colonialism through different measures of time uncovers what's at stake politically for the often unwanted, anticolonial, racialized and sexualized enduring body. Moving among theatre, experimental video, revolutionary protest, photography, poetry, and durational performance art, 'Ricanness' stages scenes in which the philosophical, social, and psychic come together at the site of aesthetics, against the colonization of time. Analyzing the work of artists and revolutionaries like ADÁL, Lebrón, Papo Colo, Pedro Pietri, and Ryan Rivera, 'Ricanness' imagines a Rican future through the time travel extended in their aesthetic interventions, illustrating how they have reformulated time itself through nonlinear aesthetic practices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 02, 2019)
Subject Postcolonialism and the arts -- Puerto Rico
Time and art -- Puerto Rico
Arts, Puerto Rican -- Themes, motives
Group identity in art.
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Group identity in art
Postcolonialism and the arts
Time and art
Puerto Rico
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781479890705