synthetic zero


July 2006 Update

I'll be showing some videos from the May event (see below) in Portland on Sunday, July 23, 7pm. See this entry for more details.

May 2006 Event

Bronx: Wednesday, May 3, 6pm - 10pm
Bronx: Sunday, May 7, 7pm - 11pm

Tribeca: Saturday, May 27th, 7pm-11pm

The next Synthetic Zero events will be part of the CONVERSIONs series, partly sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts. We will have experimental film, music, a multimedia performance, a live shadow puppet show, and visual art. The event is free though completely optional donations will be accepted to cover the cost of food and drink.

Bronx Location: The Green Corner, NW corner of Lincoln Ave and Bruckner Blvd, Bronx (space kindly donated by Bronx environmentalist Harry Bubbins of the Friends of Brook Park - event is free, but there will be a donation bowl at the Bronx events, proceeds to go to Friends of Brook Park). Directions below.

Tribeca location: 104 Franklin St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013, space kindly provided by Temboo. Map below.


Imagination Explosion - live shadow puppetry (All three events)
Marianna Ellenberg and Jeremy Novak of DYMAXION - live music/multimedia (Tribeca only)
the AUDIO GRUPPE / Berlin : performances with electroacoustic Clothes (Bronx on Sunday only)
Yoko Kikuchi - girl punk rock (Tribeca, possibly also Bronx events)
McCloud Zicmuse - Le Ton Mité amazing one-man band of fascinating music (Tribeca show)

Experimental film:

Alyse Emdur - "We Love Lloyd" - New York, NY
Chris Coleman - "Modern Times"
Diran Lyons and Jesse Wilson - "California Excursions"
Jeremy Newman - "Paper Cranes" - Princeton, NJ
Joon Sung - "Touch the Strings" - Bowling Green, KY
Josh Weinstein - "Cross-Examination" - Brooklyn, NY
Meg Duguid - "Clown" - Brooklyn, NY
Lili White - "Cloudgate"
Paul Amlehn - "Loakal", Part 1
Luke Lamborn - "square millimeter of opportunity" - Syracuse, NY
Michael Betancourt - "Prima Materia" - Des Moines, IA
Myriam Thyes - "Ascension" - Dusseldorf, Germany
Tristan Pfund - "Vertige" - Geneva, Switzerland
Marianna Ellenberg - "The Psychotropic Alphabet from Z to Z" - Brooklyn, NY
Mac McKean - "Head Up" - Brooklyn, NY
Gigi Ng and David Thacker - "A Hand on the Doorknob of Greatness: The Ever-Changing Form of Things" - Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA
Heather Willems - New York, NY

Visual Art:

Damali Abrams - collage - Queens, NY
Mikhail Gubin - paintings - New York, NY
Nicole Miller - paintings - New York, NY
Amy Sinclair - installation - New York, NY
Linda Cunningham - sculpture - Bronx, NY
Dmitry Gubin - paintings - New York, NY
Rowena Dale S. Mohammed - paintings - Bronx, NY
Mike Saijo - paintings - New York, NY
Rebecca Hackemann - photography - New York, NY
Nora Herting - photography - New York, NY
Betty T. Kao - paintings - New York, NY

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

Mitsu Hadeishi
220 E 134th Street, #5A
Bronx, NY 10451
718 401-9347

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


Google map. The space is at 104 Franklin St, 4th Floor, near Church St in Tribeca.   Take the 1 to Franklin St. and walk 1 block east, or take the ACE to Canal Street and walk south on 6th Ave, turn right onto Church St, then right on Franklin St., or take the NQRW or 6 or JMZ to Canal St, walk a few blocks west to Church St, south 4 blocks and right on Franklin.


Google map. (The actual address is 11 Lincoln Avenue, but Mapquest and Google Maps display the position incorrectly --- the map shows the actual location of the building.)

The space is 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6 (the 4 also runs on the 6 track on Sunday, so be sure to transfer to the 6), one stop to 3rd Ave/138th. Walk west 1 block to Lincoln Avenue (also 3rd Avenue crosses there, so don't cross the street), walk 5 blocks south on Lincoln Ave, and it's on the NW corner of Lincoln and Bruckner. If you end up at 138th and Grand Concourse by mistake, walk east, past the KFC, right on Lincoln Avenue (just past 3rd Avenue), south 5 blocks to Bruckner, and it's on the NW corner.

By car:
From Manhattan: FDR to Willis Avenue bridge, left at fork, left on 138th. Left onto Alexander Avenue, right on Bruckner Blvd, one block to the corner of Lincoln Avenue. From I-87 (Major Deegan): Madison Avenue/138th exit, left on 138th, take a right on 3rd Ave, stay right, go right of the bridge (not onto the bridge), left at end of street, to end of the bridge ramp, space is on the NW corner of that intersection. From I-278 (Bruckner): get on I-87N (Major Deegan), off at Willis Ave, stay on 135th (go straight), left onto Alexander Avenue, right on Bruckner Blvd, one block to the corner of Lincoln Avenue.