William Randall is a filmmaker, artist, and writer who works with gardens.

Metaphorically, that is: we garden in orderly rows and the gardens get out of control. We bring nature into our homes and we carve and prune it to fit. We mix landscapes with our bodies, agriculture with our cities, and filth with the places that nourish and draw us. We’re drawn in by gardens even as we draw them out of the ground, with our maps and plans and ultimately our unknowing. We want them to do; they do what they want.

This work unfolds in film, video, photography, fabrication, proposals, and performance.

Originally from Kentucky, he long ago lived and worked in Japan, learned filmmaking in Maine, and sojourned in very, very many places. He currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. He earned an MLA (landscape architecture) and an MFA (art & technology) at Ohio State University, where he now teaches digital art.



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