Newhouse After Dark: Whistle in the Outer Lands

Whistle in the Outer Lands, by filmmaker Hanna Utkin, is a short experimental art film about the experience of living on a naturally diverse part of Staten Island. It dips into a scientific exploration of acoustic ecology by using ambisonic audio to create an immersive auditory experience. The film was shot on digital video and utilizes visual effects created in Cinema4D. Whistle in the Outer Lands is featured in this year’s 12th-Annual NYC Indie Film Fest.

WHERE: Shinbone Alley
WHEN: June 4 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
ADMISSION: General admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Members: $8


This event features a screening of the film alongside a presentation of soundscapes, a Deep Listening exercise, and a brief Q & A with Utkin and collaborators.

Masks and social distancing are required for all participants. This event will adhere to city and state guidelines related to Covid-19. As you enjoy art at Snug Harbor, please remember:
●Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
●Wear a mask while on campus
●Practice good hygiene and sanitization
●Stay home if you are sick

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Whistle in the Outer Lands is made possible in part by a Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.