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!
Buijs Events asked us to make a Cardboard Model Boats workshop in a beautiful old building in the Rotterdam Harbor! We didn’t stop after building the boatmodels. We made video’s of all the groups of builders (120 builders!) pictures of the boats. In the party afterwards we showed the animation we made of this with […]
Sometimes it’s difficult to separate admiration for someones working ethos from the end result of what he or she has worked on. I’m stunned by the perfection of the works by Chris Gilmour. It’s hard to ignore his work when looking for cardboard artists on Google. He’s top ranking! There’s a lot of people out […]
There’s some eccentric cardboard world builders out there. Some are obsessed with building and extending their virtual environments in real life. Remember the game SimCity? Imagine it too be real and I think you’ll come closes to what possesses these artists This is the round up of the best ones on the net: if you know other […]
KLIK! Animation Festival Amsterdam is our favorite festival. This year we we’re asked to do a special parade for the opening of the festival. As if a lot of characters escaped from the animations. We made giant walking and flying characters with students from the HKU academy for the arts and the volunteers from KLIK! […]
What we like about festivals is not to just sit around and consume. We want to join in! A big festival like Lowlands is like a village, you can eat, drink, dance and consume whatever you like. But once in a while you get ideas on festivals, and you want to produce them immediately. This […]
Remember pillow fights? Alright: Now Forget Pillow Fights! If you feel like having fun you should try this for a weekend. Cardboard enthusiasts LET OUT THE CARDBOARD BEAST in a phenomenon called BOXWARS. It’s aggressive and creative at the same. Like a mixture between art and sport. There’s people all over the world forming illustrious […]