One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, theater, performance art, writing, and the like — each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.
Following each event, we serve coffee and cookies in an informal gathering, a chance for conversation with the artists.
MARCH 17 PERFORMANCES
Dance-maker Hannah Fischer will present a solo piece, a work-in-progress, titled The Long Fog. Hannah explains: "After having lived most of my life with people experiencing the effects of acute depression and trauma, I feel compelled to make a work for them, for me. It is an effort to understand. The dance-making process includes an intersection of interviews, scholarly research, and creative practice. The content is both deeply personal and universal to our 21st-century collective experience." Hannah is from the Midwest, and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Utah. She has received support for her creative work through several endowments and grants, and serves on advisory boards for two Midwest organizations. In Utah, she is a contributing writer for loveDANCEmore and will soon begin the Certification Program in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.
Local artist Brook Neilson will present her video Reunion 1. Brook says: "I created the video for Reunion 1 accidentally, when I decided last minute to bring my camera with me to a pool in Idaho that I grew up swimming in, especially at many large family reunions. The final edit is emblematic of the layers of knowledge, of growing up surrounded by hidden family skeletons, inside of a large conservative extended family that has made a way of life mainly through mass-agriculture." Brook creates work primarily in sound: arranging, distorting and layering recordings and samples, from a myriad of areas in her life, with the goal of activating a 3-dimensional sound atmosphere. She says: "people always say that my sounds feels like a place, and I think the deafening isolation I experienced, growing up walking a dirt road in Idaho, was integral in forming that aspect of listening and having a heightened sense of place."
DJ Daioujou, Falchion B, and Twinbee will be performing an explanation of their latest installation piece, the Gallery Of Fine Hyper-Art, which combines audio, visual, narrative, choreography, and sculpture fine-art into “seamless multi-faceted jewels of Hyper-Art, into pageants of mortality.” The trio have been performing as The 8eaut1ful5 for the last year at the weekly creative electronica music night that they curate at the Twilite lounge. The GOFHA will be on display outside the front door of the Library after the performance, and the audience is invited to pay it a visit.
This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.