Medina Parkour, 2014
3 min. 5 sec.
In his 2014 video “Medina Parkour,” Jordi Colomer jumped across rooftops of the UNESCO world heritage-listed old town, or “medina”, of Tétouan, Morocco. By jumping from roof to roof in a city where the rooftop space is still accessible and active, Colomer blurres the borders between properties and territories, and the limits between domestic privacy and public space.
Jordi Colomer (b. 1962 in Barcelona) works in the field of sculpture, video-art and installations. He represented the Spanish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). From 2018 he started (with poet Eduard Escoffet and producer Carolina Olivares) La INFINITA, a self-managed cultural space based in l’Hospitalet (Barcelona). Colomer’s works have been internationally exhibited including: Museo Reina Sofia and Matadero (Madrid), Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), MUMOK and Belvedere 21(Vienna), Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Arte Alameda (México City), 7 Bienal del Mercosul (Porto Alegre, Brasil), MAAT (Lisbon), Bozar et Argos (Brussels) ZKU, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlín). Colomer’s work has been shown in two Manifesta editions: Manifesta 10 (St. Petersburg, Russia), Manifesta 12 (Palermo, Italy).
This work is presented with the support of the embassy of Spain.