Flexier Than You

By Zhiyi Cao

Singapore | In English with English subtitles | 2019 | 17 min 47 sec | PG

 

Flexier Than You invites the viewer to consider the labour and anxieties of creative professionals in a society where being neoliberal is considered a mere personality trait, not an ideology. The film starts with an observation about the phenomenon of the increasing number of co-working spaces opening up. It then seeks to (dis)entangle the relationships between creativity, competition and control through the voices of two millennial figures. 

The film was first presented at A Weekend Affair in 2019, and subsequently screened at Singapore Shorts 2019, organised by Asian Film Archive.

This film is also available for online viewing in Singapore, during the festival period 2-25 July 2021.

Zhiyi Cao (b. 1995, China) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Singapore. Her practice focuses in film, which she uses to reflect upon millennial expositions and exigencies. She hopes to dissolve the distinction between fact and fiction, subject, object and project in the narratives that she creates. Her exhibiting history includes The Open Workshop at Supernormal.space (2020) and State of Motion 2020: [Alt/Opt] Realities at MarinaOne.

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