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 writer living in Kowloon. She currently curates public programmes at Tai Kwun Contemporary. Committed to sustaining networks of solidarity and building media infrastructures, she acted as director/curator of Videotage in Hong Kong from 2017 to 2018. She is co-founder of Atelier Céladon in Montreal, speaking 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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with Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin
10 May - 31 May 2019 

The ‘sonic attacks’ of Havana and Guangzhou on American embassy officials in 2017 remind us of the original promise of friendship between the nations of Cuba and China. United in this indeterminate affront, they conjure a sense of unease where the apocalypse can neither be figured in the past, present, or future. The works presented in Preparation Park create a physical and aural architecture meant to serve as a training ground to prepare for an uncertain sonic future in Havana and Guangzhou where governmental techniques of transmission change rapidly. Moments of malaise, unfounded truths, and fabricated histories lead to an understanding of attunement in a different light.

9 May 2019, 5-8pm

The River Wouldn't Have Known
performance by Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin
9 May 2019, 6pm

Artista x Artista
Calle 6 No°702 e/ 7ma y 9na, apto. 2 Miramar, La Habana

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