Andrei Pora is an artist and filmmaker from Mississauga, ON. As a recent grad of York University’s film production program, Andrei makes work that deals with industrial design, pop culture, and historiographic metafiction.
Why did you get involved in this project?
I liked the idea of the exquisite corpse videos; it’s something I haven’t done before. To pass the quarantine days and see how others were reacting to the same situation we’re all in.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
The deadlines were useful with keeping my work on track.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
It was interesting to see how people chose to approach the material. Not knowing who did what introduced an element of random that made it more fun.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
I learned different ways to make my everyday surroundings more interesting using image/sound.
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I liked responding to the work that other artists contributed before me, and seeing how other artists responded to my contributions. I started teaching myself sound design during the lockdown and the EXC-19 videos were good projects to practice my skills on. I worked on six videos.