Selling Bricks. Urban video clips, built environment and spatial politics is a research project that investigates the spatial issues and architectural implications rendered by the urban video clip in Europe from 2013. It arises from the analysis of more than 200 references of urban music video clips in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It is part of the For The Record residency at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.

Selling Bricks is a long-term research project, by Bartlebooth, that investigates the built object and the space represented in the urban video clip. Previously, it took the form of a namesake photobook (Bartlebooth, 2019) and audiovisual installation as part of Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales, curated by Ethel Baraona in Matadero (Madrid) between 2020 and 2021.

Thanks to the Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision for the incomparable framework; to Katia Truijen, Erick Fowler, and Christel Leenen for the kind accompaniment; and to Pol Esteve Castelló and Léa-Catherine Szacka, and their students at the Architectural Association and The Berlage, respectively, for allowing us to share and discuss preliminary outcomes of the process. Special thanks to Alberto de Miguel aka horror.vacui for translating his visual and musical inner world and to Aurora Saseta for the magic on the code and infinite patience.

Every effort has been made to correctly acknowledge all material and sources provided in this digital archive. Please feel free to contact us if you find any mistakes or wrong sources, any error or omission will be corrected.

Idea and research: Antonio Giráldez López and Pablo Ibáñez Ferrera (Bartlebooth)

Video edit and music: Alberto de Miguel (horror.vacui)

Code and design: Aurora Saseta

Original videos, texts and images: their authors, accredited in each chapter.


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On n’a pas les mêmes codes On n’a pas le même block

Des Malades, Sofiane (2020). Dir: alleyezonit

Aleluia, Wet bed Gang (2017). Dir: Charlie Beats

Southside, Young Beef (2020)

Dicen de mi, Delaossa y J. Moods (2019). Dir: Álvaro Raggio

Renacer, Trapani (2017). Dir: Trapani

Precisión, Omaigold (2021)

OLE, FOYONE (2019). Dir: Iván Blanco

Música para pegar tirones, El Coleta (2015). Dir: Kokos Ackee

Bien duro, C.Tangana (2019). Dir: Roger González

Bx Drill, Gotti Maras (2020). Dir: Northside Studio

Rangos; Delaossa, Lopes (2018). Dir: smootshot_visual y rarecooperativa

Dias Melhores, Buster do Bloco (2019). Dir: Buster e Cru-ew (Francisco Gomes & Bernardo Caldeira)

Angela, Nakamura (2017)

Tout le monde s’ens en fout, Sofiane (2017). Dir: Suther Kane

Deux Frères, PNL (2019). Dir: QLF

Killa Ladys, Shainny (2018). Dir: Lambo

STILL HUNGRY (Prod. Tru Comers), Ergo Pro ft. Lou Fresco (2019). Dir: Zazo Canvas

GODS, Tutto Vale x Ergo Pro x Chesy B. x Efrén González (2018). Dir: Rosetta Films

Chirack (Prod by Melow), Ghetto boy (2019). Dir: Marc Santisteve

26, One Path (2019). Dir: Luis Moranta

En el spot, Soukin ft Dano (2021). Dir: follyivan

#Jesuispasséchezso​ : Episode 11, Sofiane (2017). Dir: Daylight

Jesuispasséchezso​ : Episode 7, Sofiane (2016). Dir: Daylight

Bx Land, Heuss L’enfoire (2020). Dir: Tony «Alleyezonit»

No toy en Gente, Nickzzy (2021). Dir: enlarecamara

M.A CONFIDENCIAL, ERGO PRO, ILL PEKEÑO (2018). Dir: Diafragma 21

Mocro Sh*t, Ashafar (2020). Dir: Yousef Gnaoui & Souf Kinani

Medellin, Ashafar (2020). DIr: Salisounzz

Real Life feat. Stormzy, Burna Boy (2020). Dir: Meji Alabi


Dans ta rue, PNL (2015)

Bienvenue à la Banane, Moha La Squale (2017)

Sourire de Millionnaire, Zkr (2021)

Mama, Maes (2019). Dir: Fanatik prod

La Castellane 3, Graya (2021)

#Jesuispasséchezso : Episode 1 / Marseille-Castellane, Sofiane (2016). Dir: Daylight

C’est la guerre, Graya ft. ZeGuerre (2020). Dir: Graya / ZeGuerre

Caldo Mancara, RGZUS (2019). Dir: Negatif

Mano Peka, Minguito. Dir: Negatif

Vérité 3, ISK (2021). Dir: Black Anouar

Dans le Block, Naps (2018)

Pull Up #1, PDS Gang (2018). Dir: Ghettostress

Boyz’n the hood, Carlitos Lagangzz (2020). Dir: Fourteen Films

Favelas, Lil Mapz (2018). Dir: 250 The North Side Records

Fashion Week Rmx (Prod. Chris Nolan) ft. Sofiane, Tedua (2018). Dir: Federico Merlo

Burnout, Tedua (2018). Dir: Federico Merlo

Burnout, Tedua (2018). Dir: Federico Merlo

KNOWLEDGE ft DELAOSSA, Saske & J.Moods (2019). Dir: Rodrigo Ramos & A.Glückmann

Le monde ou rien, PNL (2015)

UZI, Kekra (2017). Dir: Thomas