# GREAT SPECULATIONS /// Urban Visions by Factory Fifteen


picture: The Battersea Experiment by Dan Tassell

Factory Fifteen is a new video artists/architects collective that can be recognized as the children of Nic Clear as the professor of the Unit 15 at the Bartlett seemed to have generated the passion for this group of the students to make of the architectural video, the main medium of their creation.
Blogs like Dpr-Barcelona, Deconcrete, BLDG BLOG and also The Funambulist itself recently published some of their individual projects but they now formed a collective and are releasing a very interesting film entitled Robots of Brixton. In fact, when the films released within the frame of Unit 15, as aesthetically stunning as they are (see all the pictures on this blog), were remaining videos rather than cinematographic work per say, this last film really attempts to create a narrative and to use the moving pictures not anymore as a sort of painting but rather as a medium that confronts what cinema is about.
Robots of Brixton is a science fictive film that reproduces as a farce what used to be the tragedy of the 1981 Brixton riots in London severely suppress by the London Police.

Factory Fifteen is Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Dan Tassell, Kibwe Tavares, Chris Lees, Rich Young
See all their films on their common website.

Other articles about the Unit 15 at the Bartlett:

Royal Cabinets/Re-Formation by Paul Nicholls
Eco Commune by Richard Hardy (Weareom)
Synaptic Landscape by Dan Farmer
Nic Clear’s Bartlett Unit 15. Interview with Ballardian
MANIFESTO /// Nic Clear

picture: The Battersea Experiment by Dan Tassell

pictures: Robots of Brixton

pictures: Ministry of Fire by Jonathan Gales

picture: Megalomania by Jonathan Gales

pictures: The Un-reel by Rich Young

pictures: Golden Age – Somewhere by Paul Nicholls