On May 9th WOO Publications is launching a “Bind Your Own WOO” magazine featuring Emily Carr Student’s spring submissions at READ bookstore. The “Bind Your Own WOO” issue embraces the true nature of the experimental magazine and promises to be a ‘tailor-made’ experience. At this event, readers who attend will be able to arrange and bind the pages of the issue exactly to their liking using a “Perfect Bind” method which will be set up and run by the WOO team. In addition to the finished personalized copy of the magazine, the first 80 issues will contain a limited edition print by Olga Abeleva.
Olga Abeleva, who will enter her third year at ECU as a general fine arts student, regards her ideas as translating into all mediums differently in relation to her art practice. “The specificity of each material changes the original concept in its own way.” Abeleva explains. “I think that the wonders of technology can never replace the human touch. Printmaking requires a fair bit of physical labour - you can see the imperfections of the hand in the final piece.” With Abeleva’s musings in mind, participants at the “Bind Your Own WOO” event can mix technology and tactility while enjoying an original afternoon producing their own publication.