aMAZEme

Submitted by Marcos SABOYA

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Client: Oxfam

Location: London, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Artist

Gualter Pupo

Artist

Marcos Saboya

Novanova

Overview

Books Maze based on the shape of Jorge Luis Borges’s original fingerprint, the Design of aMAZEme was created by Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo and after the design was established it was executed with the help of over 200 volunteers gathered together at the 2012 London Olympics to assemble the maze at the Southbank. The end result was 250,000 thousand books piled high to give the audience the experience of being immersed in literature (Readings, Projections…) – establishing the belief that words are the building blocks of our lives.

Goals

To entertain and share knowledge. And also to became a donation.

Process

More than 200 volunteers... The London Festival, Publishing Companies and many others...

Additional Information

A Labyrinth of fake entrances, exits that exit, straight curves, straight lines, overturned abysses, brittle sand stones, blunt edges, filled holes, evident secret pathways, compressed stars, wide valleys, unbridgeable straits, blinding thick rain, longitudinal sea currents, invisible avalanches, still winds, inaudible requests, mislaid sentences, in a dark pyramid, as tall as a chasm, as deep as the sky, without echoes, smooth at touch, worn out by weary fingers, which point to the nothing, which is near, and has always been... Marcos Saboya / Gualter Pupo