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After workshops at Cornell Johnson Museum and MASS MoCA, SIREN is finally coming to NYC. Teacher, composer and performer Annie Lewandowski, world-renowned artist, coder Kyle McDonald and set designer Amy Ruben are combining their talents to bring you face to face with one of the most ancient creatures on earth–the Humpback Whale. Lewndoski’s compositions of these high fidelity recordings of Whale songs, synchronized with Mcdonald’s stunning visualizations create an unforgettable audiovisual experience that immerses you in the creative minds of the Humpback Whales.

Artist Profile


Grayson Earle is a new media artist and educator. He has worked as a professor at Oberlin College, the New School, and the City University of New York. He is the co-creator of Bail Bloc and a member of The Illuminator art collective. His work uses the context of art to materialize ideas and forms surrounding the role that digital technologies and networks can play in protest and political agency. He exhibits inside and outside of traditional art spaces, working with guerrilla video projection, cryptocurrency, machine learning, simulation, sculpture, and the internet. Earle has held fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude, ZK/U, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, and Pioneer Works. He has presented his work and research at The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Radical Networks, the Magnum Foundation, and Open Engagement. Recent exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum (USA), Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Kate Vass Galerie (Switzerland), and The Red House (Taiwan).