Paul Harfleet

Paul Harfleet plants pansies where homophobic abuse has been experienced in the streets he entitles the location after the abuse received then posts it on his website www.thepansyproject.com. Based in Manchester and co-curator of Apartment, Harfleet has exhibited internationally, in 2006 at Conflux, New York and recently at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Here the artist presents 200 posters of a pansy entitled; “Heh! Queer Boy!” The artist has named and signed each poster referencing the repeated homophobia the work marks, in inviting visitors to take a poster the work acts as a cipher enabling news of the project to spread through anecdote.
“Heh! Queer Boy!” - 200 signed posters.

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