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German artist builds 1000 human figures from trash on Great Wall

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Great Wall of China, Mu Tian Yu portion, Beijing, China - 17 May, 2001 1. Wide pullout from mountainside to Great Wall with statues 2. Figures standing on wall 3. Close tilt up from feet to head of statue 4. Close of trash in statue 5. Elke Koska, wife of artist, walking between row of statues 6. Closer of Elke walking 7. Tilt from Great Wall to artist Ha Schult admiring one of his statues 8. Photographer taking picture 9. Two shot of Ha and Elke 10. Photographer taking picture 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ha Schult, German artist "We live on a planet which gets more and more like a garbage planet. And so came the idea to make a global sculpture which travels around the world. We started in Paris. We have been on the Red Square in Moscow and now as a high point we are standing on the Great Wall in China." 12. Wide of artist and wife with photographers 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Elke Koska, wife of Ha Schult "We are influenced by the thousand terracotta soldiers which were found in Xian and then around the world. So from them it started his conception because these were pictures from a former time and he wanted to form sculpture from ourselves. So its like an archaeology from the present." 14. Tracking shot of statues against the sky 15. Close of junk in statue, tilt up 16. Close of man's face with sunglasses 17. Wide of same man from behind looking out at Great Wall 18. Wide of wall and statues 19. Wider of same 20. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Voxpop, woman "The first time I saw them on the Great Wall I was scared, but now I've gotten use to them. It can teach people not to throw rubbish and to protect the environment and clear air." 21. Pull out from tourist to statue 22. Tilt up from shadows to wall 23. Silhouettes of statues against the sky STORYLINE: An army of life-size statues crafted from European junk invaded a portion of the Great Wall of China on Thursday. One thousand works of modern art, pressed from an assortment of trash, rocked and swayed along a wind-swept portion of the China's most famous monument to human achievement, two hours drive from Beijing. The outrageous display is a dream come true for German sculptor Ha Schult who has taken his bizarre collection of molded metal figures around the world. Schult, a native of Cologne, spent more than two years persuading Chinese officials to allow him to place his statues atop this stretch of five hundred year old wall at Mu Tian Yu. His art was inspired by another, older army of human figures unearthed in central China over twenty five years ago. Ha's statues are composed of an assortment of garbage -- rusting metal cans, rotting plastics and bits of junk -- collected from trash heaps around Cologne and glued together. The artist was able to showcase his work on the Great Wall partly because he linked his environmental theme to Beijing's Olympic bid. The Chinese capital is eager to promote a green image in the weeks approaching the final decision on which city will host the 2008 games. Tourists on the Great Wall were shocked and intrigued by the rows of metal men. The figures will guard this portion of the Great Wall for the next two weeks before beginning their long march back to Germany. Keyword-WACKY You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2cb719badd21b667e881a33d8a53bec5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork