Location: London, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2012
Artwork budget: $200,000
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.
To entertain and share knowledge. And also to became a donation.
More than 200 volunteers... The London Festival, Publishing Companies and many others...
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