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!
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XjhcM6UIxY The dutch have a broad history in cardboard and paper. The dutch city of Groningen used to be the capitol cardboard producer of the Netherlands, this is an old dutch song about them by Doctorandus P. I”ll try to translate a little of it using my worst english 🙂 They do it with cardboard, […]
This workshop took place at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. It was very interesting to combine the technique of traditional shadowpuppets with a workshop […]
To produce a video on a budget, production designers turn to making inexpensive props from cardboard. They are only used one time so why make them durable? Many designers fall in love with the material and sometimes decide to use it’s properties instead of hiding them. First movie is by RYAN PATRICK: a very nice […]
At Smeerboel Festival! We brought our improved sets for the sockpuppetsweatshop: the sockpuppet wrestling area has now a pimpy look and the micro playback sjo is equiped with a smoke machine 🙂 We really have a hang of this workshop now and it is ready to travel! Of course we also brought all sorts of […]
We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a few of the techniques some cardboarders out there work with. Especially using the lasercutter and Pepakura were causing some excitement in our little workshop in Amsterdam. A few weeks ago I (Mathijs) was asked to make something sculptural for an exhibition in Hellendoorn (a small village […]
Well, that was fun, we organised the first official Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag Event. The flag of course being the baby-bot. Inspired by earlier Robot Battles we wanted to create something like that in Amsterdam. Next time we need a bigger location, and we’ll invite more people… The passers-by in the Westerpark where […]