‘Live Nude Girls, Unite!’ Screening (2014)

On 12 December 2014 we held a film night and Office(less) Christmas Party at The Showroom, London. The film was selected and introduced by Rehana Zaman.

‘Live Nude Gilrs, Unite!’ Directed by Vicky Funari and Julia Query, (2000) 75 Mins

Julia Query, activist, comedian, lesbian and stripper at a club called the Lusty Lady, put in long hours on stage and in the peep booth along with fellow exotic dancers Decadence, Lolita and Octopussy. But when faced with no sick leave, unfair demotions, safety and privacy concerns, and racial discrimination, Query and her co-workers decide to organise and unionise the exotic dancers of the Lusty Lady.

Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London. Her videos and performances take up anecdotes, vignettes and short stories to examine moments of particular socio-political resonance. Narratives are often generated through collaboration with individuals and groups, a process that determines both the subject and structure of the work.  Solo commissions include Some Women, Other Women and All the Bittermen (2014) The Tetley gallery, Leeds; What an Artist Dies in Me/Exit the Emperor Nero OUTPOST, Norwich and I, I, I, I and I Studio Voltaire, London (2013). In 2013 Zaman was awarded a Gasworks International Fellowship to take up a residency in Lebanon. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths and was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/2013.