Crop Circles


Crop circles, the sudden materialization of mysterious patterns tattooed into fields and pastures, are presumed to be messages from extraterrestrials. The circles usually take the form of abstract signs: unverifiable, otherworldly imagery that strafes the Earth. But the encounter with emancipation and revolution – the desire for freedom, greater equality and justice in the world – is probably more radically alien, as it provokes great leaps of collective consciousness. Such destabilizing potentialities have always spoken through the spaces that can be made available, whether these are séances, dreams, feverish nervous systems, unruly archives, subterranean meetings, or marginal sites… Located at the edge of institutional space, feminism is in Crop Circles indicated as an open field for counter-images and experiments in thought and action.