synthetic zero


July 2005 Event:

The July Synthetic Zero event was on Wednesday, July 6 at 6pm and Saturday, July 9 at 7pm. The event was part of the Bronx Council on the Arts Culture Trolley and is part of the CONVERSIONs series. We had experimental film and some great music including free-form jazz, experimental improvised music, and a "singing in the shower" performance, along with photography and art.


Matana - alto sax jazz (Wednesday)
Jeff Arnal - free jazz percussion (Wednesday)
Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone - experimental guitar and viola (Saturday)
Fire and Flux - free-form jazz (Saturday)
McCloud Zicmuse - singing in the shower! (Saturday)

Experimental Film (some are also in the show this month because we weren't able to show them last time):

Potter-Belmar Labs (Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens) - "improvisations 1-4"
Mary Magsamen & Stephen Hillerbran
Josh Weinstein, documentary
Carlo Sansolo - "I am the son of Helio Oiticia"
Larissa Sansour - "Bethlehem Bandolero"
Nilufer Ovalioglu - "Agent Provocateur"
Laura Splan
Joe Merrell - Los Angeles videos
Robbie Land - "Betty's Creek"
Elizabeth Monoian - "i want to feel"
Barbara Doser - "even odd even"
Jennifer Beth Guerin - "down2(doun)n."
Jeremy Newman - "the dance"


Alyse Emdur - video installation
Jon Handel - photography
Linda Cunningham - drawing and collaged constructions
Gina Fuentes Walker - photography

The Synthetic Zero loft is located at 305 E. 140th Street, 4th Floor.

We're just 20 minutes from Union Square. Please tell your friends about it!


Mapquest map.

The loft is 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6, one stop to 3rd Ave/138th. Go 2 blocks north on Alexander Ave, left on 140th to 305, 4th Floor. Note, the bell does not always work, so try calling! If you end up at 138th and Grand Concourse by mistake, walk east, past the KFC, left on 3rd Avenue, north to 140th, then turn right to 305, 4th Floor. You can also take the 2 train to 149th and 3rd Avenue (one stop PAST 149th/Grand Concourse!) and walk 9 blocks south to 140th, turn left and it's half a block to 305.

By car:
From Manhattan: FDR to Willis Avenue bridge, left at fork, left on 138th. Go right on 3rd Ave, right on 140th, it is on the left, 4th Floor. From I-87 (Major Deegan): Madison Avenue/138th exit, left on 138th, take an oblique left onto 3rd Ave, right on 140th, park anywhere. From I-278 (Bruckner): get on I-87N (Major Deegan), off at Willis Ave, stay on 135th (go straight), right on Lincoln, veer right onto 3rd, turn right on 140th, park.

305 is spray painted on the door and above the door. Ring doorbell marked 4th Floor, to the left of the door. You may have to ring the bell more than once, especially if it is cold, or call:



IF YOU HAVE ARTWORK, WRITING, A PERFORMANCE, MUSIC, OR SOMETHING ELSE you would like to submit, please contact us at events at syntheticzero dot com. Send submissions to:

Mitsu Hadeishi
305 E 140th Street, 4th Floor
Bronx NY, 10454
718 401-9347

Preferred formats for video are DVD (NTSC or PAL) or VHS (NTSC only). DV tape is also acceptable, but not preferred.