12 Minutes Max is a year-round monthly performance series featuring short works 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.
JANUARY 13 PERFORMANCES
We will hear music from Bobo, an electronic pop musician whose album "Smoke in the Elevator," was released by local electronic label Hel Audio in 2015.
Steven Stallings will present a new video titled In Time. This piece serves as an oneiric autobiography of his youthful experiences in the world of music education, and points toward the problems that arise in a world that allows its institutions to demand quotas, enforce standards, and separate individuals. Steven’s videos and photos employ fictitious narratives touching on labor, consumerism, and institutional critique. Growing up with a formal education in music, Stallings became disillusioned with jazz education’s tendency to quantify creativity, impelling his decision to change majors and transfer to BYU where he is currently in his final semester as an art major.
Dance artist Tyler Orcutt will present new choreography, a piece titled Timeston, “a fictional place in my head where its inhabitants live in a constant state of monotonous flux, always in an unconvincing attempt to find balance”. The cast includes Tiana Lovett, Samijo Kougioulis, Edromar Undag, Gabriela Zabka, and Bayley Smallwood. Tyler was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance from The University of South Florida in 2012, and since then has been dancing professionally with Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City.
This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.