She watched fog cloud the triptych panes of the door. “Don’t let me fall out of love,” Gwen Stefani sings through her nose with the rest of No Doubt. Her computer is shaking from a dissimilar voltage and she has already tossed the instructions for how to replace a blown fuse. The centre pane doesn’t close without a kick, and the rust drips cascading below the kitchen tap cannot be scrubbed away. She picked up powder to clean the refrigerator stains on the brown business carpet, and  is expecting the water to begin running again tomorrow when the porter comes back. Will the porter come back? He, when alive, was scaling the peach paint peels plastered on once-white tiles.

Hera Chan 陳思穎 is a curator and critic based in Hong Kong. Committed to sustaining networks of solidarity through building up media infrastructures, she acted as director/curator of Videotage in Hong Kong from 2017 to 2018. She is a co-founder of  Atelier Céladon in Montreal that speaks with diasporic peoples to socially engineer a future that is already possible. Otherwise, she has worked as a  researcher and community journalist. In the summer of 2017, she began her international search for Miss Ruthless. Hera was a finalist in Miss Chinese Montreal 2017. 

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