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.


CK Miller and Katherine Daly will perform an aural/visual improvisation "inspired by process, changes of state, and surprise, incorporating elements of listening and playful participation." This is their first collaboration. Previously, CK recorded with touring musician Thollem Mcdonas using non-traditional instruments. She hopes to continue transgressing barriers to entry for women who do not know how to play instruments by engaging with sounds in unusual ways. This is Katherine’s first sound-centric performance. In prior performances, she’s waded into discussions about syntax, performative language, and gender and sexuality, often integrating activities and materials historically associated with "women’s work."

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lowe will present Mindscape Reverie, an experimental work combining three micro-films shot on 16mm film, that explores the free association of influential cinema. Elizabeth is a student in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah.

Jasmine Stack will perform 40°45'36.2 N x 111°53'03.0 W, part of an ongoing series of dance improvisation performances, in which she combines her experience as both a visual artist and dancer to physically "draw" the spaces around her, using her body. These duets between herself and place involve exchanges of sensorial information in real time and space, where audience members witness the building of the dance and the manifestation of a physical relationship between her body and the landscape around her. Jasmine recently graduated from the University of Utah with her Masters degree in Modern Dance. She now teaches at the University and is a resident choreographer of Utah's Deseret Experimental Opera.

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