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12 Minutes Max

2023-10-15 14:00:00 2023-10-15 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, October 15
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-15 14:00:00 2023-10-15 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.

The band GRGL (pronounced "gurgle") will bring us their “sound of the future”.  “In a city smothered in multiple air pollutants, GRGL-ing will soon become our default method of communication. Throats coated under layers of chlorine, arsenic, COVID-19, and other particulate matter will burble and rasp, begging pittance from the few that have escaped the maw of unchecked property values still able to afford the dusty luxury of drywall.  GRGL is a band that makes use of ample volume and distortion combined with slow tempos, odd-time signatures, and low tunings to create brooding, grooving, doom-y music.  The dynamic-less duo's debut, ‘Street Weepers’ - a collection of songs about homelessness in Salt Lake City - may be available by the time of this 12MM concert.”


Shawn Francis Saunders & Alexander Woods will be screening a film they wrote and directed titled Nothing New Under the Sun. “Gus, a photographer, is trying to process the death of his father through his work. He encounters a peculiar woman who challenges his ideas about the purpose of his picture-taking.” Another project that the writer/director pair had in motion was blindsided by the pandemic in 2020. They pivoted and created this piece. The constraints of shooting outside in the Uinta National Forest culminated in the film’s time-bending, memory-like tone. Brett Merritt & Carolyn Hartvigsen star in the film.


Courtney Mazeika will be sharing an improvisation solo with music by Jonathan Starr.  “The method of this practice focuses on three things: imagination and memory recall/invention/archiving, the range between ambiguity and clarity, and the timing of decision-making.  My practice asks questions like: How does one maintain their tenderness without shying away from effort and ambition?  Can the practice embolden both my soft-hearted instincts and my inner feminine, brutal ferocity?”  Courtney is a movement artist, maker, collaborator, and educator who received her BFA in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin; then trained under Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and later was on the faculty of that institution.  www.courtneymazeika.com 


12 Minutes Max is a curated monthly performance series, presented by the Salt Lake City Public Library, featuring original experimental works by local artists in many disciplines, including dance, music, film, and more. Each event includes three varied performances, with a short Q&A after each piece. It is modeled after the program originated by On the Boards in Seattle.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Performances & Presentations | Music | Arts & Creativity |

Main Library


Hours
Mon, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 11:00AM to 5:00PM

About the branch

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed for 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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