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.
CU: Yellow flower on roadway, car tyre approaches and crushes it.
LV: Large building with tree and liner painted on wall ZOOM INTO detail on tree.
CU INTERIOR: Bubbling hot mud and GV tub of mud surrounded by foliage, with children playing nearby. (3 SHOTS)
CU: Dew-spangled tree.
CU: Blades of grass.
CU: Magneta flower.
GV & CU EXTERIOR: Edge of wood.
CU: Dead crab.
CU: Feather leaf.
SV: Polluted seashore with boats.
LV: Rubbish tip with heavy arthmovers going along.
MV INTERIOR: Tip-truck disgorges rubbish.
MV & G???: Sculptor Ben Wargin ???russing up large plastic sacks in studio. (2 SHOTS)
GV: Artistic college showing mosaic, beer cans shelves of bottled preserves, carrier bag.
CU: Yellow flower in jumble of bones ZOOM INTO flower.
MV: Figure made of steel wire, with helmet on top.
CU ZOOM OUT TO GV: Water in wheelbarrow with block of congealed tar in neighbouring wheelbarrow.
MV: Ben Wargin watering display of grass and flowers.
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Background: 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.