Artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo have created aMazeme, a giant labyrinth of books currently on show at the Southbank Centre Clore Ballroom, as part of the London 2012 Festival...
The maze (which was produced by Hungry Man), is 500 square metres in size and features over 250,000 books. It is inspired by the work of Argentinian poet and author Jorge Borges, and its design is based on his fingerprint.
The maze will be on show at the Southbank until August 26. Book fans will be pleased to hear that no books have been harmed in the process of making the maze, and that all 250,000 titles will be donated to Oxfam when the project ends. For more info, visit festival.london2012.com.
In fact they're already Oxfam's books! Lent in order to build the maze.
Next up, make a house of books!
I think that is pretty neat! It had to take a lot of hard work and effort for it to work! What if someone touches it or moves it though?
Seems almost other whorldly!
That must be the loveable place to visit and watch by our own eyes. Art can be shown every where and by using anything.. Great work.
Rather sad that Jack (commented on 2012-08-04 16:36:40) can't spell 'worldly' Maybe it would be better to actually read them rather than pile them up.
...now you have to read Walking on Glass by Iain Banks...
i used a very similar idea in my production of Marlowes Dr Fauatus - Rikki Tarascas -Tanglehead.co.uk
Beautiful and inspiring work!
The labyrinth is constructed from 250,000 remaindered, new and used books laid out in the shape of Mr Borges' own fingerprints. 150,000 of these books are on loan by Oxfam, whilst the remaining 100,000 books have been donated by publishing houses from around the UK. After the exhibition ends, all books will be gathered together and used by Oxfam to raise charitable funds to fight poverty.
We saw this maze and it was very good.
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