A cardboarders project is all about creating stuff together with visitors in a playful environment. We often use cheap, recyclable materials, trying to turn nothing in to something. Our projects include improvised games, puppetry, animation, character design, costume making, storytelling, set-design, and improvisation.
During our projects we became very skilled in getting participants enthusiastic and motivated to do creative stuff. We see art as an actionsport: participating in the process of making is more important than the endresults. Destruction of the things that are made (by using them) is often a part of the project!
We work in an atmosphere of absurdity and quirkiness, cherishing the freshness of amateurism. Treu creation comes from innocent pleasure of working together and a feeling of having nothing to loose.
Cardboarders is a loose group of artists working from the Netherlands, based in animation studio Reanimation.nl the center of beautiful downtown Amsterdam!
Balloons are the DNA of parties. Our crazy clown scientists take over the party bringing with them 10 balloons for everyone at the party. From the stage we explain that we need help recreating the party spirit animals. The only thing the audience has to do is to make as many connections as possible. We […]
At the Wildeburg Festival we created a festival newspaper with the visitors of the festival! Writing, drawing, printing, folding the 5 zines we made in 3 days. Total copies: 15000! Printed on the vintage gestetner mimeographs of Erwin Blok! No computers we’re used excerpt for playing music! We came with the best team ever, writers, […]
What a great atmosphere on Defqon1! We can assure all the critics: the people that come to this festival only come for one thing: partying their behinds off! The things they made in our Defqon1 sweatshop this year are so awesome! It looks like they get more creative every year! Big round of cardboard for […]
Our 5th year at Defqon1! The heat was on, literally. The glue melted before we could turn the glueguns on. What a giant party with a lot of familiar faces! We feel like we are a real part of the festival now! Big round of cardboard for the best team ever: Astrid van der Velde, […]
At the opening of Klik! Animation Festival we wanted to make an animation with everyone in the audience at the same time! We gave all the 300 people in the audience a light which they can draw with on the screen! We made a little live survey using their drawings. A sort of live data […]
Arttube is a videoplatform curated by almost all of the dutch musea. They asked us if we could fill their venue at the Lowlands-festival with animation workshops. So that’s what we did! We made a Floor of Frames, we brought three zoetropes and build a Wall of Frames. We asked people to work / create […]