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.

陳思穎 Hera Chan is a cultural worker living in Hong Kong. She is Adjunct Curator, Asia-Pacific, supported by Asymmetry Art Foundation, at Tate and Guest Professor at the Korea National University of the Arts. In the summer of 2017, she began her international search for Miss Ruthless.

Formerly, she was a participant of De Appel's Curatorial Programme and co-producer of KomBIJ1 TV leading up to the Dutch Parliament elections in 2021. In Hong Kong, she was associate curator of public programmes at Tai Kwun Contemporary and director/curator of Videotage from 2017 to 2018. She co-founded Atelier Céladon in Montreal, speaking with diasporic peoples. Otherwise, she has worked as a researcher and community journalist. Hera was a finalist in Miss Chinese Montreal 2017.


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