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!
Or maybe a rain machine… I would love to have seen this installation. It’s like an arena with people applauding it. If you’ve seen it live please share what it was like in real live 🙂 made by hanneszweifel.ch and zimoun.ch It’s well wurth the applause! [vimeo video_id=”22651405″ width=”740″ height=”400″ title=”No” byline=”No” portrait=”No” autoplay=”No” loop=”No” […]
The Tyran and Mayor of Cardboardia came to Amsterdam! I (Mathijs) was very eager to meet them and talk about Cardboardia and the possibilities for cardboarders to go there. There are so many similarities with what we are trying to do. Cardboardia also uses the seemingly worthless cardboard as a material for their projects. In the […]
At the Horecava: a big dutch event for everything restaurant-food-cafe-bar related we worked with Icova the dutch marketleader in recycling. Their slogan is: “making more from waste!”. Now that’s something we can work with. On the spot we created a superlarge puppet called Bettie (the name is borrowed from Bettie Serveert, a famous dutch indie […]
“Can you make something during our exhibition? Because we have an industrial dairy show, a packaging show and industrial processing show!” Ok! We can! We will then make mechanical cardboard cows!During the shows we were on the floor to work on our automata … Thanks too Michael Veerman, Jeroen Funke, Josephine Beijer en Nienke van […]
Pepakura is a software tool that makes it easier to make foldout models out of 3d creation software models. Ofcourse this software is from Japan (free to play with, $35 to use fully). There’s some beautiful examples online. Sculptors are trying out computer generated 3d models and then want to bring their onscreen designs back […]
A cardboard artist often sees big piles of cardboard on the side of the road, waiting to be picked up by the cities’ recycling company. I always fantasize about the things I could make out of these piles and how much fun it would be to put these things on the street again. The artists […]