ALTAR screening: ‘Notebook on Cities and Clothes’

@JCU ALTAR screening: ‘Notebook on Cities and Clothes’


Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989, 81 mins) is a film portrait of Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Wim Wenders was commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou to make a film about fashion and its place in contemporary society.

Moving between Tokyo and Paris, from the creation of one collection to its premiere at a fashion show, the film is an intimate portrait of a consummate professional and an engaging exploration of the visual medium.

ALTAR (Anthropological Laboratory for Tropical Audiovisual Research) is a group of researchers at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns (

We screen classic and contemporary ethnographic films on the big screen at the Cairns Institute lecture theatre.

Open and FREE to the public.

Wednesday May 25 at 6:00pm

The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)

Screened with permission of Wim Wenders Stiftung in Germany, Axiom Films UK and Madman Entertainment, Australia.

ALTAR’s Daniela Vávrová will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.

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For more information:

Dr. Daniela Vavrova

+61-⁠(0)7-⁠4232 1882 (Australia, office)

+61-⁠(0)4-⁠205 93 462 (Australia, mobile)

The Cairns Institute

James Cook University

P.O.Box 6811

Cairns, QLD 4870