12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

Main Library

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12 Minutes Max is a year-round monthly 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, writing, theater, performance art, and the like—each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies are served—a time for conversation and feedback.

Local musician Skyler Hitchcox will do a solo performance as Sympathy Pain. He works by combining ambient and drone elements through the use of guitar manipulation and looping.

Salt Lake City artist David Baddley will present his video piece Abalone Point, 129,600° View. He describes his process this way: "To investigate the relationships between physical action, technology, nature, and myself, I swung a camera in a (360°) circle 360 times at Abalone Point on the North Coast of California." Baddley is a professor of art and photography at Westminster College, where he runs the photo program. His work is often performative.

Dance artist and educator Allison Shir will present a work-in-progress excerpt of her new piece, Solo 32. This work is a continuation of her ongoing research on metamorphosis—"states of in-betweens" and processes of transformation. Solo 32 explores "the complexities and paradoxes of metamorphosis in relation to rites of passage, cycles, and rituals, memory and emotion, and home vs. displacement."

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

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200