Please join us at PHOTO OP. to celebrate the opening of Emil McAvoy’s solo exhibition SOFT LAUNCH: An Exopoetics of the Crop Circle Phenomenon, and launch of the accompanying photobook co-published by PUFF PIECE x Bad News Books.

Soft Launch is artist Emil McAvoy's pilgrimage to the epicentre of 'crop circle country' in Wiltshire, UK,embedding himself in communities and subcultures of crop circle makers, researchers, enthusiasts, tourists and locals.

His suite of photographs document the complex and layered landscapes in which this allegedly paranormal or supernatural phenomenon occurs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill, ancient burial grounds, chalk figures carved into the hillsides, military training grounds and swathes of high-yield farmland.

The term 'exopoetics' refers to the idea that this unique region is witness to a test site for extraterrestrial communication – imagined or real – soft launching zones for poetic extraterrestrial exchange on Earth and hidden in plain sight.

Refreshments will be served. Books and prints will be available for purchase. All welcome.

PHOTO OP. Gallery InfomationBUY NOW - SOFT LAUNCH: An Exopoetics of the Crop Circle Phenomenon


  • Thu 20 Oct


  • 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm


  • Hosted by Skar Image Lab
  • 1 New Bond Street
  • Kingsland, Auckland