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 works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in 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 under an hour.

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


Local musician Shawn Standing will perform his composition "Spring Board Trash 01". He calls this piece “An experiment in sound propagation. Given the right construct properties for the medium through which it travels, a spring subjected to various energy inputs can yield very cool and useful sounds. Taking this to its next level, the exploration became a way to construct something applicable to music form; an instrument of sorts.” Shawn describes himself and the piece this way: “just another person embracing the blade of boredom, choosing to segment the master of time with timbre. Here is an example of the results.”

Choreographer Ashley Anderson will be showing the piece "Big Business", a duet made for DraftWork at Danspace Project in New York. The dance deals with the inevitability of dissimilarity in a duet structure. She will be performing with dancer Ching I Chang. Through Ashley’s Salt Lake City based non-profit, “ashley anderson dances” she also produces loveDANCEmore events including a performance journal, the Mudson works-in-progress series at the Masonic Temple, and Provo Sites, a mobile dance series in Utah County. Her own work has been seen at numerous regional and national venues. See more about her projects at ashleyandersondances.com and lovedancemore.org. Ching I Chang recently relocated to SLC to complete her MFA at the University of Utah. After completing her BFA there she danced for many artists including Susan Marshall and also with large productions like SLEEP NO MORE in NYC.

We will also be seeing Salt Lake City filmmaker Liliana N. Corona’s film Sazón De Madre (Food, Love and Heritage), which explores the bond of mother and child through food and culture. Liliana is originally from Mexico and grew up in California. She completed her undergraduate degree at BYU in Acting and is now in the graduate film program at the University of Utah.

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