THIS IS JO

*creative rambling*

Follow me @Jo_Schuemann

aMAZEme is an enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was 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 and will be on display in the Clore Ballroom through August 25th.

London 2012 Festival website | Photo by Peter MacDiarmid.