From young we've always been taught to recite the pledge off large, typed words projected onto a screen. Over the years we started to remember it by heart – almost mechanically.
For this piece I wanted to show audiences that the pledge is not the work of a machine. A man, one of the founding fathers of Singapore, imparted his heart, his hopes and his dreams for this brand new country as he wrote these handwritten words. Over the years he would have felt both jubilation and exhaustion from watching Singapore mature into what she is today.