Bassem Yousri and Oscar Cueto invited residents of Vienna’s 2nd district to share their personal stories, vicissitudes and any miracles they may have experienced along the way.
Inspired by the ex-votos from his home country, Mexico, Oscar Cueto painted the stories onto small plates. The music group Luna y Son included some of the stories into their lyrics and performed them during the presentation of Oscar Cueto’s painting collection at philomena+ garden.
Bassem Yousri‘s film project “Speed Date” is based on an organized encounter between him and Maria, a Bulgarian sex worker in Vienna. In the setting of a speed date, they share conversations about various topics raising questions about the body, play, happiness, and creativity.