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Artist duo Iris-a-Maz invite us all to their new video installation, Ultra Plants, opening tonight, May 11, in Hamburg. As fellow artistic investigators of urban plants who have contributed insights and images to Urban Plant Research in the past, Iris-a-Maz have now turned their attention to so-called weeds.

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Hello, urban plant detectives! We are coming out of our long hiatus to pass along an intriguting Call for Artists that we received from Laura Raber of the annual MS Dockville summer festival, which is held on an urban island in Hamburg.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will cover two months of events, plus an ARTCAMP, an open-air / open process exhibition. ARTCAMP is seeking proposals from artists of all disciplines, emerging and established.

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Photographed by Marko Förstel

Marko, who last sent us some great plants from Aarhus, Denmark, is currently working in a lab in Hamburg where he has had to spend the first days of spring working 12-hour (or longer) shifts indoors.

He writes: “I attached a picture of flowers which made me feel good
after 13h playing with knobs and cables. I went out just to have a cigarette and the air was so cold and fresh and springy. And those cute little guys were glittering in the dew. I was reminded of your nice blog and how important those small flowers are…”

I am glad that our blog has other people looking more closely at their green neighbors! I like this picture a lot. Neither Marko nor I are sure these are actually flowers; they look weirdly mushroom like. Or maybe they are part of some kind of moss. Maybe one of our readers knows more.

Also, if any other readers have plants to share, please do.

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