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23 May 2024
6:30 pm
10:00 pm

MAO Late

An interdisciplinary evening of talks, performances, conversation and music exploring themes of desire, pleasure and resistance in Frieda Toranzo Jaeger’s work and beyond. 

Enjoy Harmanpreet Randhawa’s Hor Tará, a performance of a desire. Listen to Gabe Beckhurst present a talk on their essay Holy Motors: On Frieda Toranzo Jaeger’s Reverse Tilt. Exchange ideas in Deb Pill’s Table Talk, if you would like to share your work during the session please contact

Try our Lavazza espresso martinis and other refreshments at our special MAO Late prices while listening to DJ sets from Mr. Bacon (Musical Medicine) in the Café all night.

Find out more about what’s on below.

Free, booking essential 

This event is sponsored by Lavazza.

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Hor Tarã is a performance of a desire — a longing to build a stage out of mud, flour and turmeric. A place where settling and moving are the same, as memories become a map guiding to an(other) way.

Harmanpreet Randhawa is an artist working across sculpture, performance, writing, drawing and installation. Oscillating between the domestic and the sensual, their practice explores the notions of longing, belonging and desire through an auto-ethnographic lens.

This performance is made possible with contribution from Amberwood Sanctuary, Fusion Arts and Grand Plan Fund. The score for this performance was made by Will Lowry. 

Table Talk with Deb Pill 

Table Talk is a series of gatherings, encouraging artists to come together and exchange ideas about their work, initiated by artist and practitioner Deb Pill. These sessions are a space for artists to connect with other creatives in the city, present work and share ideas in a welcoming and informal environment.

If you would like to share your work during the Table Talk session please contact

Join Gabe Beckhurst as they present a talk based on their essay Holy Motors: On Frieda Toranzo Jaeger’s Reverse Tilt, written for the exhibition catalogue. This talk  explores the recurring visual motif of the car in Torenzo Jaeger’s work through the lens of American modernism, lowrider culture, kitsch and ornamentalism. 

Dr Gabe Beckhurst is a curator, researcher and lecturer who specialises in performance art and photography and their social and critical contexts. They hold a particular interest in the visual politics of self-articulation and worldbuilding, queer and trans art histories and social infrastructures, and decolonial ecologies. Selected curatorial projects they have contributed to include: Dig Where You Stand for the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh; ZEITSPUREN: The Power of Now at Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel and ATARAXIA, the Swiss Institute, Venice.

Explore the Creative Space to get inspired and express your thoughts on Frieda Toranzo Jaeger: A future in the light of darkness

The Creative Space invites you to consider the potential for alternative futures and collective creativity by contributing to a shared sculptural work in the space, using the materials provided. Take inspiration from the collaborative artwork created by the Young Creatives Collective, inspired by Toranzo Jaeger’s multi-panel paintings, which explores utopias, climate change and parallels between nature and the body, and the exhibition itself.

DJ sets from Mr. Bacon (Musical Medicine)
Resident DJ and founder of club night Musical Medicine, Mr. Bacon was raised on a diet of funk and jazz. Starting in 2013, Musical Medicine have been bringing DJs they love to Oxford ever since for their regular club nights at the Bullingdon.