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.