Chosen Family Portrait
Chosen Family Portrait

Clairvoyance Installation #1

Chosen Family Portrait

A.R.T. Breakout



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Part of a year-long installation series centering on queer magic and QTPOC power and their allies!

That’s right, you chose them. They chose you. They’re your family. You are theirs. It’s Chosen Family Portrait Time! Let’s capture you as the fiiiiiiine family that you are so you can hang your family portrait on your mantle and wish everyone a Merry Fuqing Afterlife. On Sunday, September 23, gather yourself, your best friend, your room mate, your lover, your theyfriend, your couzin, your zaddy, your daddy, your mama, your mentor, your siblings, your therapist, your spiritual counselor, your unkle, your auntie, your pet, your primary partner, and/or all the partners you share. This is about honoring your family in love and in power. Come dressed up, themed, dress down—whatever floats your family’s boat.

Family Portraits will be taken FOR FREE from 1PM to 4PM on Sunday, September 23 in the Teresita Fernández sculpture Autumn (…Nothing Personal) at the Tercenary Theatre. A professional photographer will capture portraits of local chosen families. The event also includes a picnic and dance party. Participation is free and open to the public with sign-ups and on a first come, first served basis. Art-Directed by Diana Oh; a make-up artist will be provided.

See you and your ferocious family there!

Food tasting provided by the local, queer chefs of: 7ate9 Bakery, Tanám, and Tex Mex Eats.

Read more about what chosen families are and why they are important.

About Diana Oh

Diana Oh (she/they) is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the spiritual counselor said came true, so Diana is doing it. She is one of Refinery 29’s Top 14 LGBTQ Influencers, creator of {my lingerie play}, and the first Queer Korean-American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio. Upworthy and The Wall Street Journal call her “Badass.” The New York Times calls her “Irreverent.” You can call her “Friend.”