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August 8, 2012

Labyrinth of 250,000 books

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From Colossal:

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"The cavalcade of art projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London continues... with the completion of this enormous book maze

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designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre."

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"Entitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges

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was built using 250,000 remaindered, used, and new books,

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most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit."

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"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 25."

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

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