aMAZEme

 I’ve read about this project during the summer, as it was one of the projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

This enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre. Entitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was(wooow!) built using 250,000 remaindered, used and new books, most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit. The piece covers over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high.

Watch also the time-lapse video to see the entire project come together, the volunteers worked through the night for five days to finish in time.

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