This essay inquires into the vexed place of labor in the work of Cindy Sherman. Noting the curious absence of images of workingwomen among the vast repertoire of feminine types featured in the artist's photographs, it turns to her oft-disparaged film Office Killer (1997) to consider the stakes of representing class and labor within the contemporary regime of neoliberalism. The lead character in this horror film is read as an exemplar of human capital, an “entrepreneur of the self,” and as such, an updated version of the vampire-like tendencies of capital already discussed by Marx a century ago. Moving away from the prevalent psychoanalytic discourse around Sherman's work, the essay attempts to root her production within the larger social relations of present-day labor.

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