Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
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. Modeled after the California Institute of the Arts’ REDCAT 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.