Nicole Kozak primarily spent her young twenty-one years doing all things creative and art related. She has gone to school for art, as was an apprentice for a sculptor a few years back. During that apprenticeship she met many of her colleagues and once said to one of them that she does art as a hobby. That man later told her to never say that again because art is a way of life. So, despite being young, and not having an extensive CV, she would like to honour that man’s wishes and call herself an artist.
Why did you get involved in this project?
I took Midi Onodera’s Video I class at UTSC and I loved it, so I got involved to further my application of what I learnt in that class.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
The one week turn-around helped with combating my life’s battle with procrastination. The ideas and creativity are not hard to find, it is just the time to get up and look for them when faced with the wonderful world of doing nothing instead.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
It was exciting and took a lot off my shoulders because I often take charge in group activities. So, the stress of making sure people were on top of things was gone.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
Not necessarily. Humanity’s capability for creativity is limitless so I expect the unexpected. It was wonderful to see multiple different names on every project, however.
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I sent two prompts and did the video work on one project.