Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) photo by Nick Merrick

Located in the Contemporary Arts Center, the Experimental Media Performance Lab which is referred to as the xMPL, is a state-of-the-art 4,000-sq.-ft. performance space has been built in the “black box” theatre genre.  The space boasts a projection room, live media performance space and versatile, reconfigurable seating to afford the audience a close-up, intimate experience.  In the model of the RedCat Theater adjacent to Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the space has the latest technological capabilities to facilitate live and streamed performances, at least some of which will be transmitted via the Internet into other spaces across the country or the world. The intent here is to provide a space that supports the presentation of work that combines elements of all of the art forms, with enhanced support for video, spatial acoustic experimentation and interactivity.


Directions to the Experimental Media Performance Lab

The Art of Performance in Irvine: Simone Forti and Friends

Organized by Simon Leung and Deborah Oliver


Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:00 pm

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

An evening of performance and films celebrating the life and work of dancer/artist Simone Forti, who has had a deep impact on avant-garde art and performance for six decades, inspiring countless artists, musicians, and dancers. Forti will perform one of her signature works, New Animations, followed by a discussion with Professors Carol Burke (English) and Simon Leuong (Art).

Free event

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.



November 1 - 7:00 pm
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