A short and playful portrayal of life and customs, disguised as a filmed exhibition, during the 10th Biennial for sculpture in Middelheim. The gardens and sculptures of the open air museum make out the scenery for a bucolical and frivolous atmospheric and periodical portrayal, with Flemish poet and filmmaker Patrick Conrad in a leading role: “trees like statues, statues like bombs”. At the same time a mention is made of the laying of the first stone of the permanent pavilion, designed by architect and artist Renaat Braem, who was on the lookout for a depiction of the duality between an architecture of the mind, looking for rationalisation on the one hand, and an architecture of the heart looking for poetical space on the other.

Original broadcast date: 28/07/1969