Melbourne Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes / 16 Aug.

Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

1989, Dir. Wim Wenders, 81 mins, English | Japanese | French with English subtitles.

This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot the film mainly on his own as a one-man team. During the shooting, which stretched over the course of a year, Yamamoto and Wenders became friends.

Extracts from Wenders narrating voice of the film: “Fashion. I got nothing to do with that. At least that was my reaction when the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris asked me if I would like to make a short film about a fashion designer.”

“The world of fashion. I am interested in the world, not in fashion. But maybe my judgement was premature. Why shouldn’t I try to approach the topic without prejudices. Why not look at fashion like any other industry, the film industry for example?”

“Filmmaking…should sometimes just be a way of life. Like going for a walk, reading a newspaper, writing something down, driving a car, or making this film. From day to day it writes itself, driven by the curiosity for the topic.

Print and image courtesy of Wim Wenders

Trailer HERE

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Guest Speaker: Shelley Lasica

Shelley is an artist whose work is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach. She has been making solo and ensemble work for over thirty years. Presentation and context have been ongoing concerns for Shelley. She utilises physical sites as a medium within her practice, recognising their ability to provide connections, structure and narrative to the works they host. She has also worked consistently in creative collaborations with those whose practice resonates with her own, yet seeks to occupy the space between them rather than the space they share.

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Booking

  • Subscribers’ booking for individual sessions is free and will be opened two weeks prior to the scheduled screening date. Booking in advance is essential as capacity is strictly limited.
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