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Get lost within the walls of a massive labyrinth made of books

Illustration for article titled Get lost within the walls of a massive labyrinth made of books

It's easy enough to get lost in a book, but what about getting lost in meters and meters of books? As part of the London 2012 Festival, two Brazilian artists are setting up a giant maze made entirely out of books.

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Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo are creating this installation, which can be found inside London's Southbank Centre from July 31-August 26. Titled "aMAZEme," the labyrinth is in the shape of one of the artists' fingerprints, and consists of thousands of books stacked 2.5 meters high for 500 square meters of total interior space. The construction of the maze and the visitors' participation will be filmed for general consumption, though I fear some of that footage might involve the occasional stack of books tumbling over.

Photos from aMAZEme.

aMAZEme [London 2012 Festival via GeekMom]

Illustration for article titled Get lost within the walls of a massive labyrinth made of books
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Dr Emilio Lizardo

Interesting that most of them seem stacked with pages facing out which has two effects, it makes the walls much less colorful, almost monotone and you can't read the titles off the bindings. I can't help but think this was intentional and I wonder why. It seems to put the focus on the maze, rather than the books themselves.