Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

The Art of Performance: Sound House (Everyone is Working)

The Art of Performance @ UCI 7th Edition presents

Sound House (Everyone is Working)

By John Eagle, Cassia Streb & Janie Geiser

Thursday, June 2, 2022
7-9 p.m.

Timed entry beginning at 7:00 p.m. with final entrance at 8:30 p.m.
Free Admission - no reservations necessary

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Curated and produced by Deborah Oliver


Graduate Student Performances in the xMPL (Spring 2021)

Spring 2021

Graduate Student Performances in the xMPL


March 15 - June 25, 2021


Join CTSA graduate students from each of the four departments for a series of virtual performances in the Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL). The xMPL is a black-box space with a focus on interdisciplinary and experimental projects. Below are the residency dates for students. Performance dates will be announced online - check back here often!


The Art of Performance in Irvine: Moten Swing


The Art of Performance in Irvine: Moten Swing

Organized by Ulysses Jenkins


Thursday, November 21, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Join artist George Herms in collaboration with jazz pianist Kei Akagi for "Moten Swing", a multimedia performance with the use of sculptural proofs and live music interpretations. A tribute to UCI's first Department of Art Chair, Tony DeLap.

Free admission

Reading Frankenstein

Reading Frankenstein

Co-created by Annie Loui, Antoinette LaFarge and Jim Fallon

Directed by Annie Loui

Visual Direction by Antoinette LaFarge

In collaboration with neurobiologist Jim Fallon


October 31 – November 9, 2019

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

The Art of Performance in Irvine

The Art of Performance in Irvine

Curated and Directed by Ulysses Jenkins and Deborah Oliver


October 27 & November 3, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016: Fallen Fruit
Thursday, November 3, 2016: It's Your Party by Nancy Buchanan

Experimental Media and Performance Lab (xMPL)

The second annual event includes two nights of live art and video featuring prominent UCI Art Department Alumni Nancy Buchanan and David Burns with Austin Young of Fallen Fruit.

Marching Cubes

Marching Cubes

By Jesse Colin Jackson


October 20 – 22, 2016

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)


Thursday, October 20: 5 – 8 p.m.
Friday, October 21: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: 2 – 5 p.m.

Marching Cubes is an interactive installation that permits direct physical engagement with the Marching Cubes algorithm—a language that defines our virtual environments—and generates dialogue about the ways in which information technologies create the building blocks of contemporary culture.