• Short Summary

    A group of West Berlin artists have been exhibiting paintings, montages, sculptures and other artifacts to show the ravages that industry and technology are making on Nature.

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    A group of West Berlin artists have been exhibiting paintings, montages, sculptures and other artifacts to show the ravages that industry and technology are making on Nature.

    SYNOPSIS: A fragile flower thrusting through a crack in a concrete roadway awaits its brutal urban fate, which duly arrives.

    Artists have scattered their universal theme in various parts of West Berlin, and in different forms, such as these large murals showing diseased trees and polluted oceans.

    This bubbling hot mud has not been contaminated, it is a lively part of the decor for the exhibition.

    Points of light on a dew-spangled tree; pristine blades of grass -- from a selection colour slides showing the beauties of unharmed Nature, and its denizens.

    Then the nastier side -- a polluted seashore, and an immense rubbish tip, which shows how so much countryside surrounding the world's large cities has been smothered and disfigured.

    West German sculptor. Ben Wargin is a leading force behind the exhibition. The swollen and grotesque figure he is assembling from plastic bags depicts Herr Wargin's bleak assessment of Human nature.

    A college showing discarded beer cans and the inevitable plastic carrier-bag strikes at the ugly menace of litter and the problem of imperishable junk.

    More of Ben Wargin's brooding work: a flower peeping from a skull...and a rampant figure of steel wire with war helmet on top.

    Filthy water in one wheelbarrow ...a block of congealed tar with blobs dropping onto another barrow. Theme: The Amoco Cadiz tanker disaster. and finally, Ben Wargin cultivating Nature, an upbeat note amid the gloom.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZB7IF6DHY69T2T5RCHV1B7S8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZB7IF6DHY69T2T5RCHV1B7S8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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