The benefit, LQQK FÊTE: A New Performance Series of New Music Dance, Video, and Interdisciplinary Art, raised necessary funds for his upcoming visual EP, “LQQK, The Way I Look,” the debut visual EP by the artist Rivera Jr. Stereotypes of masculinity and the illusion of “fitting in” metamorphose as style, still and moving image, dance, and music move toward a queer future for all. Music and lyrics are by Rivera Jr., González, and Karl Ronneburg, with video by Proteo Media. LQQK and Rivera Jr. has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, Quail Bell Magazine, The Georgia Voice, The Advocate, Logo, and Gay Times Magazine among many other outlets.
José Rivera Jr. is (@joseishere) is a queer latinx recording and visual artist. Using his powerhouse vocals, dance as a visual medium, and site specific sets José creates glam musical paintings. José is currently creating a new work entitled 'LQQK, The Way I Look,' a visual EP featuring 6 original songs and choreographies in a glitch oriented digital landscape. In Spring 2017, José released a cover of Queen's 'Somebody to Love' as a farcical response to the current US Administration's perspective on gay conversion therapy. The video to date has garnered over +150k views in 20 countries. José was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He received his BFA with Honors in Drama with a minor in Urban Development. José is an instructor at the Bar Method Brooklyn (Cobble Hill & Williamsburg).
Sarah Jabbari, Sarah Hartshorne, Benedict Nguyen, Karl Ronneburg, DJ TRx, Pepper Levian, Christina Ramos, Kathleen Kelley, Bree Breeden, Proteo Media, Cesar Gonzalez, José Rivera Jr.
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LQQK, The Way I Look