Time for something different at our favorite festival (KLIK! Animation Festival). As you may know we are connected to the festival organizing animation workshops, creating a variation of whacky objects, events, decorations and crazy animation programs. This year we wanted to try something new, yet in the spirit of Cardboarding: working together with the audience of the festival on a big creative project! A place for the festival goers to create and experiment with their own characters and creative skills and show them off: at the Sockpuppetparty!
So we gathered a lot of material: 150 socks, fabric, needles, yarn, sequins, hot glue guns, stuffing, buttons, googly eyes and and assorted bits and pieces. We created a hand-puppet-sized boxing ring for sockpuppet armwrestling and made sure there were some good tunes afterwards (Gangpol und Mitt and Eboman).
It was good to see that the spirit of our projects is not only connected with the material cardboard. People had a wonderful time with it! We kind of missed the large scale objects but that was compensated by the use of color and all kinds of cute details… We might try this another time!