Above a Poster for the event & "Attacked with Bottles!" The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, UK.
On Sunday May 17th Paul Harfleet will be in Paris hosting 'Une Pensée Pour Tous'. You are invited to gather at Jardin du Trocadéro and put a pansy in your mouth and stand in silent protest against homophobia. Click on the picture above for more information.
London based artist Paul Harfleet plants pansies at the site of homophobic abuse; he finds the nearest source of soil to where the incident occurred and generally without civic permission plants one unmarked pansy. The flower is then photographed in it's location and posted on this website, the image is entitled after the abuse. Titles like "Let's kill the Bati-Man!" and "Fucking Faggot!" reveal a frequent reality of gay experience, which often goes unreported to authorities and by the media. This simple action operates as a gesture of quiet resistance; some pansies flourish and others wilt in urban hedgerows. The artist began by planting pansies to mark his own experience of homophobia on the streets of Manchester now he plants pansies for others both on an individual basis and as part of various festivals and events.