By Zoe Bockhorst
Downtown Madison is festooned with street art — city-approved pieces decorate businesses all around the Isthmus, offering a flash of brightness on otherwise dreary city blocks. Some businesses on State Street still show mural-covered plywood that at one point spanned the entire street after protests of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers prompted many businesses to board up. But the graffiti art that some say spurned this movement is relegated to train cars, under bridges and tucked away in abandoned buildings. This documentary explores the history of graffiti and street art in Madison and poses questions about the art form’s future.
Meet the Filmmaker
I’m Zoe Bockhorst, a junior studying journalism and psychology with certificates in public policy and digital cinema production. When I’m not working on school, you can find me biking the Lake Loop, reading pop psychology books or experimenting in the kitchen.