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12 Minutes Max

A Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

2018-09-16 14:00:00 2018-09-16 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max Main Library

Sunday, September 16
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-09-16 14:00:00 2018-09-16 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library

Main Library

Auditorium

12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines.

One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art, and the like—each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies are served — a time for conversation and feedback.


SEPTEMBER 16 PERFORMANCES

T.E.V. will perform Portraits, interpreting volunteers faces through music and dance. T.E.V. is a performance troupe whose focus is on nontraditional instruments (or the inverse), musical/action scores and free improvisation. They have performed with bowling balls, wire hangers, flamethrowers, bottle rockets, glockenspiels, bb guns, saxophones, double flute drone, prepared tape, plastic bags, pumpkins, slide whistles, radios, microphones etc. Recently, they have begun applying their experimental style to more traditional song structures.

Filmmaker Trent Harris will screen MONDO UTAH, a collection of three short pieces celebrating just how wonderfully weird our state is. Independent Film & Video Magazine called Trent Harris, “One of America’s premiere cult directors.” His films have played at Sundance, the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as festivals worldwide. He has been honored with retrospectives at 92 Y Tribeca in New York City, Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina, Lausanne Underground Film Festival in Switzerland, and the Raindance Film Festival in London. He is best known for his feature films, Rubin and Ed, and Beaver Trilogy.

Artist Lexi Johnson will perform I Used to Dance All the Time, about which she says:
“I used to dance all the time. With cousins, with friends. At sleepovers, for talent shows.
I never felt any anxiety about whether or not I danced particularly well.
I, & my friends around me, just knew we were meant to dance.
I will now attempt to remember what that felt like, and forget the awkwardness that accompanies self-awareness.
After which, if I can regain that sense of confidence, I'll just dance how I want.
Any of you who'd like to can come and dance up here with me, however you want.
Try to remember, along with me, what it felt like to not care about your skills, and just know that it is time for you to dance.”
Lexi earned her BFA in 2015 and, despite all odds, continues to make art. She works at the Library, and at Tin Angel, has a studio at Poor Yorick, is earning her MLIS and forgets people’s birthdays. But at least she is still making art.


This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.

AGE GROUP:   Teens   All Ages   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Music   Arts & Creativity  

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Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 22
We're closed Friday November 23
Mon, Nov 12 Closed
(Staff Development Day )
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Story Room
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Story Room
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Tinker Lab
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Fri, Nov 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Canteena
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Sat, Dec 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Level 2 Conference Room
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Mon, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tue, Dec 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Computer Lab
Tue, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, November 20 2018 at 9:00am

Story Room
Wed, Dec 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Canteena
Wed, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
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Story Room
Thu, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am

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Tinker Lab
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Level 2 Conference Room
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Tinker Lab
Fri, Dec 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Story Room
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Story Room
Sat, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

210 E 400 South, Suite 8
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Auditorium
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Shops at Library Square
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The Gallery at Library Square
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Mon, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Creative Lab
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Registration opens Monday, November 26 2018 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, November 27 2018 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Dec 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Auditorium
Wed, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, November 28 2018 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Thu, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Fri, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm