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!
It’s not getting any larger than the cardboard architecture by Olivier Grossetête! There’s so much to say about this monumental-community-performance-architecture… It’s very wonderful to see the how people lift the structures layer by layer! And then there’s the choreography’s. Check this video at 2:17… The designs are reduced to their essence, so that they can […]
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” […]
Sometimes you just need to start building and go from there We have lots of experience in making people make! YEAH TELL ME MORE! Cardboarders Workshops with a.o. students Mitchel van der Jagt en Sascha Dekker at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam! We made this stuff in one afternoon. I think the wearable city will have […]
Hedenstad was one of the first theatreshows by the dutch Hotel Modern. I saw it in Arnhem when I was still at artschool. What hit me the most was the ease and nonchalance that they crossed borders between puppetry, visual art, performance art, animation and theatre. They still do by the way.Check their new […]
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 […]
The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is […]