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12 Minutes Max

2019-05-19 14:00:00 2019-05-19 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max Main Library

Sunday, May 19
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-05-19 14:00:00 2019-05-19 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library

Main Library

Auditorium

12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental 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, 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.


MAY 19 PERFORMANCES

PK Opal will present music "blending guttural textures and irreverent melodies," entering "a liminal space between imagist poetry and electronic soundscapes." They "seek to fuse queer praxis, radical ideology, and unique sonic palettes into an embodied, yet ethereal experience." PK Opal is a queer musician living in SLC.


Choreographer E'lise Jumes will perform her piece Forever Fallible, collaborating on sound with Michael Clemens. This piece is "a combination of memories that move fluidly through the circuit and others that get stuck. When the circuit of memory...cannot complete the cycle, the result is a state of skewed distortion, repetitive vocal utterances, anxiety, dissonance, confusion, and a roller coaster of physical velocity and unexplainable specificity." Originally doing work in Chicago, E’lise is now pursuing an MFA in Modern Dance at the U of U, along with certification in Screen Dance. She has studied voice with Meredith Monk, movement with Ate9, and will soon study with Anouk Van Dijk of Chunky Move. E’lise focuses her work in “movement, memory, ritual and the places and spaces we inhabit”.


Performance artist Kristina Lenzi will return to 12MM with I Dreamt I Was A Suffragette, the first in a series of visual experiments speaking to our current political climate. Note that we didn’t call her a performing artist; this will be performance art: an unrehearsed action from an original idea.  Kristina is the curator of the longstanding SLC Performance Art Festival at the City Library. She is also a painter, exhibiting her work throughout the US and internationally, and a professor, having taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the University of Utah, Westminster College and Weber State University. Lenzi’s work, both performative and with paint, is often sociopolitical and humorous.


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
Mon, Aug 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 25 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

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration is now closed

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Thu, Aug 22, 9:30am - 10:45am
Level 4 Conference Room

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Aug 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab

Fri, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Aug 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab

Tue, Aug 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Wed, Aug 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 28, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Aug 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Aug 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fireplace Level 4

Fri, Aug 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Aug 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Sep 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, August 20 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Sep 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Sep 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Children's Gallery

Wed, Sep 04, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Sep 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Sep 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Thu, Sep 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Fri, Sep 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Sep 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Friday, August 23 2019 at 9:00am

Fri, Sep 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Sep 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Sep 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Sep 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Mon, Sep 09, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Tue, Sep 10, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Sep 11, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Sep 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, August 28 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 11, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Sep 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Sep 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Thursday, August 29 2019 at 9:00am

Fri, Sep 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Sep 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Friday, August 30 2019 at 9:00am

Fri, Sep 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Sep 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Sep 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Sep 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Sep 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Sep 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Sep 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Mon, Sep 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Sep 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Monday, September 2 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Sep 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, September 3 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, September 4 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 18, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace