Art & Design

Get Lost In this Massive Labyrinth of Books

Art & Design

Get Lost In this Massive Labyrinth of Books

+

A maze designed out of thousands of books sounds like something pulled from the pages of Jorge Luis Borges, or a recurring nightmare we used to have before exams in college, but it’s actually an art installation going on in London this month. For their aMAZEme project, artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo have erected a labyrinth of books with walls 2.5 meters high, covering 500 square meters. Not quite the infinite “Library of Babel,” but it’s a good start.

“By participating in the installation, the audience discovers new textures, images and emotions,” the artists write. “They become surrounded – hypnotized – by words and thoughts, designs and patterns. There appear to be secrets hidden in the installation’s walls…”

Try doing that with your e-reader. See more pictures from the installation here.

 

Follow Luke O’Neil on Twitter.