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

Main Library

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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies will be served—a time for conversation and a chance to give feedback.


Mary Winsor, who will read from her essay, "Rock-a-bye, Ute," which won the Ploughshares Emerging Writer Award and was published in their Winter 2013–2014 issue. Ploughshares calls it “a meditation on environmental history, native American legend, and family”. Mary lives in Salt Lake City and writes fiction as well as non. She was recently longlisted for the Paris Literary Prize.

Danielle Short, who will be screening her film Surface Line Movement. Danielle comes to film after a performing career in New York City. She graduated from the MFA program at the University of Utah Film and Media Arts Department in 2012. Surface Line Movement is a silent formal film that observes the reflection of power lines, using chance procedures in its construction.

Luke Williams and Jan Voitehovich will present a work-in-progress, which explores fragmentation and degradation in sound and image. Luke is a musician whose recent projects include a maritime funk-opera and a found-sound collage. Jan is an architect, compulsive printmaker, and builder of surrealist furniture.

This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originally conceived by On the Boards, a contemporary dance, theater, and music organization based in Seattle's lower Queen Anne neighborhood. You can check out samples of some of their 12 Minutes Max performances here, or subscribe to watch full performances.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200