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.
Echo after me ya
Echo even louder
Far far away in the South China Sea ya
a girl with tears in her eyes
I must go where the brave man die yaCao 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.