synthetic zero


The March Synthetic Zero event was on March 2 at 6pm and March 5 at 7pm. The March 2 event was part of the Bronx Council on the Arts Culture Trolley and was also part of the CONVERSIONs series. We had experimental film, an indie band, a multimedia dance performance, and art installations.


Claire Barratt - improvised movement in collaboration with live sound (Bronx, NY) Music by Andrew D'Angelo on Wednesday, and Mary Halvorson on Saturday.  Video is "Hojas de Maiz" by Eric S. Theise
Dream Bitches (Yoko Kikuchi and Ann Zakaluk) - music

Experimental film:

Kayoko Hashimoto - animations and "testament" experimental music video (Kyoto, Japan)
Josh Weinstein, experimental documentary
Nilufer Ovalioglu - "Precut Fashions"
Birgit Rathsmann - "Tungsten (Bug Eyed)"
Charles Chadwick -  "the unseen hand"
Neil Ira Needleman - "three short videos"
Barbara Doser - "even odd even"
Jennifer Beth Guerin - "down2(doun)n."
Jeremy Newman - "the dance"
Paul Gabel - "seen/unseen"
Meg Duguid - "Taste Test" (Bronx, NY)
Michael Betancourt - "Radio-Activity" (Des Moines, Iowa)
Jean-Gabriel Periot - "We Are Winning Don't Forget" (France)
Martin Back - "Performance For No One" (New Mexico)
Guido Braun - "The Green House Revisited" (Germany)
Paul Ritt - "Spirit" (Holland)
Cara Marisa Deleon - "Convulse" (Savannah, Georgia)
Elizabeth Monoian - "i want to feel"

Visual art:
Michelle Rosenberg - sculpture
Piotr Parda - diorama installation
Joe Magliaro - felt disc installation
Damali - collage
Helki Frantzen - video installation
Laura Napier - white box sound installation

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:

DC: Mitsu Hadeishi
347 W 36th Street, Suite 503
New York NY 10018
718 772-4961

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