12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Messy Glossary

Term

Digital Identity Labor

Texts

Proposed by Vladen Joler (Glossary – Open Secret)

 

 

Freelancers, self-employed, unemployed and all those grey areas in between that now constitute the world of labor need to spend more and more hours maintaining their profiles and offering in(directly) their expertise, experience, success stories, opinions and documentation of their works and activities, in a similar fashion to sex workers in the windows of red-light districts. Digital identity labor is the forced labor of the 21st century and opting out is essentially a fantasy.