sitting with a boat: Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá

After we found this installation on the rooftop of the National Gallery of Singapore restored to movement and sound, we sat with it on several occasions for extended periods to soak in the sight and sound.

Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá

Echo after me ya

Echo even louder

Far far away in the South China Sea ya

I left

I left

I left

a girl with tears in her eyes

I must go where the brave man die ya

Cao Fei

Surrounded by shimmering pools of water on the rooftop, I was transported to the ocean, on an endless journey away from the familiar towards an unsung promise.

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