OCA Student Association study event: Paul Harfleet, artist’s talk
OCA students are invited to join Artist Paul Harfleet via zoom on Saturday 12 June at 2pm to hear him talk about his work.
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 documented in its location, the image is entitled after the abuse. Titles like “Let’s kill the Bati-man!” and “Fucking Faggot!” reveal a frequent reality of LGBTQ+ experience, which often goes unreported to authorities. This simple action operates as a gesture of quiet resistance; some pansies flourish, others wilt in urban hedgerows.
Pride Month is celebrated in June and inspired by the Pansy project OCA’s Student Association invites you to join in a collaborative project using the pansy as a prompt. More details to follow.