In Seville, Pedro Kok has created a video-narrative exclusively for Domus Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer H.: a giant-scale structure that, like Santiago Calatrava’s nearby El Alamillo suspension bridge, emerges forcefully from the urban fabric.
According to Kok, Parasol is a kind of architectonic promenade that physically transports people over city rooftops, offering an unexpected point of view. He raised thousands of controversies among politicians and experts, but residents have successfully adopted it, rediscovering a square in the historic town which for years had been relegated to the parking.
Born in 1984 in San Paulo in Brazil, Pedro Kok narrates architecture with a very personal point of view: the art video. At a time when we are overly fascinated by the virtual, this instrument has the advantage of immediately communicating with the reality of things. Kok’s videos tell how people confront contemporary architecture, how they experience it and, most importantly, how they use it.