OVADA is delighted to present the photographs of international renowned John Goto, who lives and works in Oxford, and is based at Magdalen Road Studios. New World Circus is a refreshing body of new work, in which Goto plays with drama, irony and illusion. He employs modern technology to manipulate images and create spectacular events. This exhibition of photo-digital pictures takes the form of a circus performance, with one act following another, towards it's nightmarish climax. The New World Circus is a thinly veiled allegory of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, its title punning on the so-called New World Order. Goto began work on the series just before the invasion, when huge anti-war demonstrations were being held throughout the UK. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned soundscape by composer Michael Young.
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