"Last Night at the Strip Club" (2020) screening and artists talk with Nicole Bazuin and Andrea Werhun
Thursday, September 30th 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a FREE screening of Last Night at the Strip Club (2020), including an artist talk and Q&A with Director Nicole Bazuin and writer, performer, and sex worker advocate Andrea Werhun. The event will examine the impacts of COVID-19 on sex work and online camming.
The talk will be moderated by Cam Hunters (Drs. Julia Chan and Stéfy McKnight) from Carleton University.
This event and screening will be done remotely using Zoom.
Registration is FREE but limited. This event is open to the public but priority will be given to students, staff and faculty at Carleton University.
Title of film: Last Night at the Strip Club (2020)
Director: Nicole Bazuin
Writers: Nicole Bazuin and Andrea Werhun
Starring: Andrea Werhun and Haley Cullingham
Synopsis: Toronto stripper Andrea Werhun was ousted from her club by the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, she's taking business online as a muse for lonely men while struggling to realize her own creative ambitions.
About the speakers:
Nicole is an award-winning film director and interdisciplinary artist. Nicole co-created and photographed the acclaimed book Modern Whore: A Memoir. and directed the short films Modern Whore (Official Selection, SXSW 2020) and Last Night at the Strip Club, commissioned by CBC Docs (Official Selection, Hot Docs 2021). She co-created and directed the comedy art show This Art Works! (CBC), and the climate change documentary series Climate Talks With Kids (Bell TV). Nicole’s media artworks have been exhibited in the Art Gallery of Ontario and commissioned by festivals such as Nuit Blanche and Luminato.
Andrea Werhun is a writer, performer, and sex worker advocate based in Toronto. She is the author & co-creator of Modern Whore: A Memoir, an acclaimed sex work art book made in collaboration with filmmaker Nicole Bazuin. The second edition of Modern Whore is set to be published by Strange Light/Penguin Random House Canada in Spring 2022. Andrea is also the subject of the award-winning short documentaries Modern Whore and Last Night at the Strip Club, both directed by Nicole Bazuin.
In addition to her creative pursuits, Andrea is a peer outreach worker with Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project.
Workshop: Research-Creation as a Methodology for Research
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
March 22nd 2021
Led by the performance duo Cam Hunters, featuring Drs. Stéfy McKnight and Julia Chan, this workshop examines the use of research-creation as a methodology for research production, specifically in surveillance and media studies. The FPA Research Series features special events, conferences, lectures, panel discussions and workshops throughout the academic year that celebrate the diversity of research produced in the Faculty of Public Affairs. For more information about the Faculty of Public Affairs, visit Carleton.ca/FPA