beermoney, 9 channels (36s each), video, no sound, 2019

In order to train and refine artificial intelligence processes areas in images are manually identified, outlined and labeled by free-lance workers. In online forums, these kinds of tasks are commonly referred to as beermoney jobs––a source of income devoted exclusively to leisure. This work aims to look at neoliberalism's transformation of leisure time into labour, play labor. Here, I individually uploaded all the 878 frames of Lumiere’s film “Workers Leaving the Factory'' onto an online labeling platform, which assigned those images randomly to online freelance workers around the globe. Each frame was identified, outlined and labeled individually by different workers. By using the labels--person, animal, vehicle etc.-- the frames were re-assemble into 9 videos of 36 seconds each–each video represents one of those labels.