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.
Lisa DeFrance will present the film Doble-Dual, a just-finished project about language, made by, and featuring the students in her classroom at Meadowlark Elementary School. It is an intimate view of the thoughts and aspirations of children who are multi-lingual. Many hands were involved in the project, including students, Lisa as editor, the Utah Film Center, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and others.
Cello and guitar duo Wing & Claw will perform new music. Genevieve Smith and James Miska come from backgrounds in anarchist punk communities, and have traveled extensively playing music, as part of the busking band, Bramble, and now as a duo. Their self-titled LP is available at the Library’s HUM site. They specialize in guerrilla performances at semi-public/semi-private locations around town like porches of abandoned homes and parking garages.
Artist and filmmaker Claudia Sisemore will present her award winning documentary film Anton Rasmussen: Abstractions from Nature. Rasmussen received his art degrees from the University of Utah in 1967 and 1974, and went on to have a distinguished career as a painter, teacher and arts administrator. Claudia Sisemore also earned her MFA from the U of U (1976), in painting and filmmaking. In the 1980s she worked as an educational filmmaker and also independently made a number of documentary films about Utah artists, including the Rasmussen film. She has also had an honored career as a painter and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Legacy Award from the University of Utah College of Fine Arts in 2018.
This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.