Andy Graydon

artist, filmmaker

Minneapolis, US

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Andy Graydon is an artist and filmmaker originally from Maui, Hawai’i. His work is concerned with natural and social ecologies, and with sound and listening as creative practices. Recent projects have focused on island ecologies and the imaginal and narrative forms employed by the natural sciences. His projects frequently engage structures of music such as the ensemble, the score, improvisation and variation, and techniques of the voice.

His work has been presented internationally including shows at the New Museum; Mass MoCA; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and the Honolulu Biennial. Screenings include the Flaherty Series at Anthology Film Archives; Fulcrum Festival, Los Angeles; WRO Media Arts Biennial, Poland; Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin; Millennium Film Archive; Black Maria Film & Video Festival; Worldfest Houston and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Graydon has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Film Study Center, Harvard; The McKnight Foundation Fellowship in Media Arts; MacDowell; the Princess Grace Foundation; and Rhizome.


The Great Refractor


The Transect in Three or Four Modes of Observation




Clean Room Light Trap


Echo's Answer