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12 Minutes Max

2022-12-18 14:00:00 2022-12-18 15:00:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a curated monthly performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library - Auditorium

Sunday, December 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-18 14:00:00 2022-12-18 15:00:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a curated monthly performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

12 Minutes Max is a curated monthly performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines.

Local musician and journalist Audrey Lockie will present an interpretation of Taylor Swift's 2012 track “State of Grace”. Lockie will approach her rendition of the song through the lens of free improvisation and modern computer music, particularly relying on the cultural languages of her chosen instruments—acoustic guitar and the Max/MSP program—for guidance. Her piece “eschews the irony that often infiltrates experimental or avant-garde covers of popular music and instead embraces the joy, emotionality and adolescent beauty of the source material as an inseparable part of her nontraditional approach”.


Filmmaker Will Floor will screen his film “Rouen Road”, in which a restless and unconventional artist embarks on painting a meaningful landscape while being constrained to a strict time limit. The film follows the painting process and philosophy of art through the eyes of longtime Utah artist Randall Lake, who now lives in Spring City. Will Floor makes work with an interest in documentary subjects and branded media content. He is the grandson of Randall, and Will has wanted to make a short film about his grandfather since he was a teenager. In his words, “This is one of the most challenging and satisfying experiences I’ve ever worked on."


Rachel Andes will present her dance piece “How to Use your Pressure Cooker”, an exploration of “marinating in your own experience until reality feels entirely out of reach”.  Rachel is a Michigan native, where she received her BFA in Dance Theatre Performance at Wayne State University. She is interested in exploring familiar human experiences, particularly femininity and queerness, through a lens of surrealism and absurdity.

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 with a short Q&A after each piece. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

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

Main Library


Hours
Mon, Feb 06 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 11:00AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2022 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.

Upcoming events

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Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room E
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Tinker Lab

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Computer Lab

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Conference Room E
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Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Fri, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Feb 28, 10:15am - 10:45am

Wed, Mar 01, 10:15am - 10:45am

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Level 2 Conference Room

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Wed, Mar 08, 10:15am - 10:45am

Thu, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab