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Reader Steffi Klenz collaborates with rap artists for performance and animation at British Museum

In the Spring of 2019 Maiden Lane rap artists Brownsilla and Boss B collaborated with photographic artist Steffi Klenz. As artists in residence at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, they explored the histories of Maiden Lane Estate in Camden, London, using maps, newspapers, court reports and images.

Weaving these stories with their own experiences of living and being in London, the artists reflect on what has been, and of its relevance to lives today. The resulting album presents a complex view of Maiden Lane, one of tension and frustration but also of confidence and optimism.

On the 7th March Brownsilla and Boss B with a string quartet performed the album live at The British Museum in front of Klenz’ animation.

Camden Alive is part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture and is a Mayor’s Cultural Impact Award winner.