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Marilyn Arsem @ Salt Lake City, UT

  • Salt Lake City Public Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 United States (map)

12 Minute Max:

a monthly showcase of short works by local artists

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City Public Library

210 East 400 South

Salt Lake City, UT84111

Hear new music from Orem Owls. Orem Owls creates work with two repurposed tape transcription machines, a loop pedal, and various custom and found audio cassette tapes. Recycled sounds are slowly combined and layered into new rhythmic compositions.

Alexandra Karl will read a new essay. Alexandra was educated in Ottawa (BFA), Munich (MA) and Cambridge (PhD). She came to the United States in 2001 as a legal immigrant and has still not applied for American citizenship. She teaches Humanities at Utah Valley University and reviews contemporary art in Salt Lake City. Links to her essays are collected on her website, The essay she will read was written to mark the 15th anniversary of her arrival in Utah. It accompanies a binder that was exhibited in the UVU library this spring as part of a symposium devoted to Migrants. Borders. Refuge. The binder collected and displayed all the job applications she has authored since coming to the United States.

Marilyn Arsem, fresh from an international performance art festival in Brazil and her celebrated 100-day-long performance piece at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will present a spontaneous piece titled How Long Is It Really? Marilyn lives in Boston and has created live events all over the world since 1975. She is a member (and founder) of Mobius, Inc., a Boston-based collaborative of interdisciplinary artists. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 27 years, establishing a highly respected program in visually-based performance art. Read more at