Seattle Artist | Muralist | Gabrielle Abbott
Gabrielle Abbott | Muralist | Multi-Media Artist
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THE BANGLATOWN LABYRINTH 2013

THE BANGLATOWN LABYRINTH

Site-Specific Installation 2013

The Banglatown Labyrinth is a conceptual path through London's Banglatown neighborhood, which is mapped on a website and followed by a trail of stickers. The Labyrinth shape is one of the oldest meditation tools dating back to at least the Bronze Age. Practitioners follow its path for a walking mediation. This project bring this ancient symbol into the modern world, incorporating cell phone technology and graffiti sticker bombing. The coils of a 7-ring labyrinth were traced on a google street map of London, UK. To mark the path, graffiti style stickers were stamped all along the route. Each sticker featured a QR code and map of the path. Upon scanning the sticker code, viewers discovered the labyrinth website and access and an informational video about the route. 

 

The shape of a 7-ring labyrinth was stretched to fit over the streets of London's "Banglatown".

 
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Graffiti style stickers were create showing the name of the project, a thumbnail of the path, and a scanable QR linking to more information. 

 
 Stickers were placed on every possible surface along the Bang;atown Labyrinth route.

Stickers were placed on every possible surface along the Bang;atown Labyrinth route.

Stickers were placed on every possible surface along the route.

 

The Banglatown Labyrinth existed in digital form during 2013-2015. It has since vanished, remaining only in portfolio archives. However the project reminds us that anywhere can be a site of spiritual transformation, regardless of physical location.