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!
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, […]
The MonsterMotel was a quirky cross-over between a giant dollhouse, tamagoshi’s, sesamestreet and Big Brother. We wanted to know if we could make people act, just by putting them in a set with a large puppet. We hoped to challenge them to act and improvise. We arrived a week before the festival with a group […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]