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 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.


Jesse Quebbeman-Turley, a groundbreaking drummer/composer based in Provo, will be presenting a new piece of music for String Quartet and speaker titled The Truth of Objects. Jesse is a co-founder of the Deseret Experimental Opera Company, and host (and co-founder) of the Avant GaRawge series. He plays drums in Bright Whistles, The Number Ones, and BYU Synthesis. Jesse also loves Kale.

Local dancer and choreographer Srilatha Singh will perform her work titled Legacy, inspired by the poem "For the Courageous" by Alixa of the duo Climbing PoeTree. Srilatha will be accompanied by dancer Raksha Karpoor and reader Seetha Veeraghantha. Legacy uses the medium of Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian classical form of dance. Srilatha, with ChitraKaavya Dance, has been in Salt Lake City for the last four years performing Bharatanatyam and collaborating with modern dancers. Recent performances include Suite and the Urban Arts festival. Raksha has several years of training in Bharathanatyam and also choreographs and performs Bollywood.

Linda Frank and Samuel Hanson will screen their piece Sought, a structuralist film experiment conducted between New York City and Salt Lake City. It references want-ads, scavenger hunts, and literary and filmic traditions of walking through cities in the USA. An early version was screened at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Linda studies sculpture at Pratt. Born in American Samoa, she was raised primarily in British Columbia and Salt Lake City. Her work often deals with self-indulgence, exhibitionism, her Samoan heritage, and other autobiographical elements. Sam, who returns to 12 Minutes Max, had his early training in dance with Hilary Carrier and works in many disciplines, including film and video. He has performed with an eclectic mix of artists including Yve Laris Cohen, Ashley Anderson, eunkungkim, Lindsey Drury, Eryn Rosenthal, and Neta Pulvermacher. He serves as New Media Coordinator and a performance journal editor for loveDANCEmore.

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