Actualité 13.11.2008

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line : A documentary film about a stencil artist's clandestine campaign to make his mark on the streets

Roadsworth: Crossing the Line details a Montreal stencil artist’s clandestine campaign to make his mark on the city streets.

Hailed as an “artist’s artist” by Wooster Collective, Roadsworth began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk becames a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parking spots. Each piece begged the question, Who owns public space?

As he is prosecuted at home and celebrated abroad, Roadsworth struggles to defend his work, define himself as an artist and address difficult questions about art and freedom of expression.”

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(Source: Nicolas Marier)