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12 Minutes Max

2020-01-12 14:00:00 2020-01-12 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Sunday, January 12
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-12 14:00:00 2020-01-12 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 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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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.

This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.

January Performance: 

Music composer/producer Asher Bay will present Old Math, a piece made from hypnotic patterns of synthesized sounds. Asher Bay is from Provo, where he makes electronic music, sound art installations, and plays in bands (Grove and Wallfly).


Film director and screenwriter Arthur Veenema will screen his film The Original, which explores the real and the artificial by observing the relationship that develops between a woman and her digital clone. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard's concept of hyperreality in his book Simulacra and Simulations, Arthur “seeks to decipher what an emerging technology, such as artificial intelligence and the replication of the human mind, means to an individual's sense of self”. Arthur specializes in science-fiction and magical-realism narratives, and he is known for producing a series of short films examining the personal impacts of new technology. He graduated from the University of Utah with an Honors BFA in Film & Media Arts, and currently works in the local film industry.


Nora Lang will present TV Dinners on the Farm, a piece that challenges assumptions about live performance by “stuffing modern dance through mediums of pop culture including variety shows and television game shows”. Nora wonders how structure and presentation of movement imprints the meaning, “for there are a limited and equally limitless number of interpretations of a moving body”. Nora grew up in the Pacific Northwest, trained in a dance studio with a dash of Scandinavian Folk Dance and Musical Theatre, and holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. They are a collaborative and cross disciplinary artist, working on this project with performers Aileen Norris, Tori Meyer, Arin Lynn, and Emma Sargent.

AGE GROUP:   Teens   All Ages   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Music   Arts & Creativity  

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NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie 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 structure embraces a 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. 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.

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