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 Ricanness?a 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.
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.