We recently told you about artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, and their plan to erect a massive maze made entirely out of books for the London 2012 Festival. At the time, we wrote that "the construction of the maze and the visitors' participation [would be] filmed for general consumption." Well, as of yesterday the maze has been constructed, and it's high time for some consumption.
A vast labyrinth of 250,000 books, entitled aMAZEme, was installed on The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall between 31 July – 25 August, as part of Southbank Centre's Festival of the World with MasterCard.
The project was created by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, in collaboration with production company Hungry Man. Inspired by the writer and educator JL Borges, the maze will form the shape of Borges' unique fingerprint, covering over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high.
Check out more images of the finished project over at Colossal.