A film by Marouan Omara
In collaboration with Islam Kamal
Islam Chipsy (Egypt) & Aïsha Devi (Switzerland) are two music artists, whose main strength comes from their live performance with a non repetitive unique style that Youtube or Soundcloud will never be able to compete with.
"One plus one makes a pharaoh's chocolate cake" is an experimental performing act using a VHS camera tape to document the process of a week of meetings between Aïsha & Chipsy in Cairo, Egypt where they were asked to produce a collaborative music track. The film was planed to be full of improvisations with no fear of failure from the filmmakers as well as the musicians of neither producing a music track nor a documentary film.
Cultural exchange is not the process of “Here’s my culture, I’ll have some of yours” that we sometimes think it is. Or It’s something that should be mutual and deep based on commonality and equality.
"One plus one makes a pharaoh's chocolate cake" is an inquiry into the difficulties of artistic collaboration and questions whether anything is ever actually exchanged within so called cultural exchange?
- Duration: 37 min.
- World Premiere: Berlinale - Forum Expanded 2017