to berlin for laika, an event investigating audio-visual culture. helene, its creator, wrote to me saying

my goal for laika is to make people aware in berlin that live cinema is something avantgarde and will be big in the future. i have the impression even with transmediale people in berlin underestimate the importance of the topic. i would like that u make it valuable to them.

quite the tall order, but a cause I’m happy to prod and push at. it also gave me the opportunity to start framing my recent obsession with what the ‘live’ in live cinema can/could mean. having laid out a pitch for why live cinema is something interesting in the (uninterestingly titled - tssk, toby) live cinema documentary, i really feel it is time to investigate what is unexpected or unobvious in the siting of cinema in a live context.