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LIGHTS UP WORKSHOP

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In this workshop, we teach you how to make animated lightpaintings.  You’ll learn how to draw freehand using a flashlight or any other light source, how to make brilliant light images in sequence, and how to make them move. Purely luminous magic. We start with a short explanation and try some things together, after that we will spread out in small teams and get to work as fast as possible. Best is to work outside! After all that work we … Continue reading







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HRFST Festival with HKU Students

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HRFTS festival is a new festival by Xsense in the Netherlands. They asked us to work together with the students from Utrecht School of the Arts to make some of the decorations! Thanks to all the students and supercreative Bram Schinkel for all the help!







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Cardboardia Amersfoort

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In the last days of august we finally had a real russian Cardboardia project in the Netherlands! The Spoffin festival invited our russian friends to Amersfoort to make a giant parade. For those who don’t know Cardboardia yet: it’s a larger than life project from Russia. Sergej Korsakov, the uncompromising leader, is the axis around which cardboardia turns. The projects are theater, temporary social experiments, creative economies and visual arts all rolled in to one. We went to one of … Continue reading







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MonsterMotel (textile is the new cardboard)

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Lowlands gave us the opportunity to do a new experiment in addition to our “regular cardboard activities”  We wanted to see if the cardboarders recipe would also work with other materials and we wanted to share our passion for animation, puppetry and audience interaction. So we thought up the  MonsterMotel, a quirky cross-over between a giant dollhouse, tamagoshi’s, sesamestreet and big brother. We arrived a week before the festival with a group of 25 creatives and a lot of material … Continue reading







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CARBOARDERS ON FIRE @ LOWLANDS

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Wow! Cardboarders on Lowlands 2014… The things we’ve seen! Each year it is getting bigger and better! This year we we’re joined by famous cardboarder and boxwarior Ross Koger (Australia) and a new team from Cardboardia (Russia). Next to our loyal team from the Netherlands of course. Next to the annual boatrace this year we had a cardcar flintstones derby, a sockpuppetkaraoke party and of course at night the monster party! Warning… next year will be totally different! Nice article … Continue reading







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Ekotown Birds and Elephants

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Cardboard was one of the few things you could not eat on the ekotown festival in the Amsterdam forest park. We made birds and elephants with the audience!







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Elevated Corrugated San Francisco

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I found out about a group exhibition named Elevated Corrugated in San Francisco at The Museum of Craft and Design when visiting cardboard artist Kiel Johnson. It features some works that I really wanted to see in real life! Click to enlarge! I guess the curator (Marc D’estout) had some of the same problems as this website has! Making a material the starting point of an exhibition can only work if you find an interesting angle to view the material … Continue reading







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Making faces @ WDKA Illustration

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They don’t often work 3D is what they told us, and the size was also a little bigger then they were used to. The group of 40 illustration students was keen on expanding their boundaries. They started sketching in groups of three and got to work in a haze of glue and cardboard. All these faces were made in less then 4 hours! We were impressed by the cooperation, detail and expression they were able to develop in the little … Continue reading







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SOCKPUPPETPARTY!

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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 … Continue reading







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Wearable Cardboard Stuff at GLR

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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 a follow up in the future. It’s funny to think of the wearable cardboard skyline, still standing there, somewhere in Rotterdam. Maybe covered with a bit of snow now 🙂 A big shout out out to all the students that made this a very inspirational workshop! Loved the ambiance … Continue reading







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Giant Cardboard Marble Run for PICNIC (at Eye Amsterdam)

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Picnic is the first festival in the new building for the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE. It is the best location ever! They asked us to come and build something and when we saw these stairs we just couldn’t resist dropping something hot! So we built a Giant Cardboard Marble Run. With some help from the audience and a lot of help from Rolinka and Saskia Steur. We created it in the two days of the festival and it made several clear … Continue reading







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Feast of Friends

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Feast of friends is an interesting new way of approaching festivals. Everybody invited is a friend of someone invited before. Everyone invited is asked to bring something to the stage or bring something to share. We were curious how this would work out so we decided to go and do some cardboarding. We decided the theme would be “birds” and made a big tree, a videomapping, did some dj-ing and just chilled out in the sun 🙂 Team: Astrid, Mathijs, … Continue reading







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KOP festival Deventer

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The KOP festival in Deventer (the Netherlands) invited us to make big cardboard heads (KOP=head in dutch). So we did and in one day we made these! On the festival we invited visitors to help us make even more big heads, too bad there was so much rain 🙂 Afterwards we used the heads as decoration for the festival in the burgerweeshuis. If you like us to come to your festival and make beautiful stuff with you and the visitors, … Continue reading







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Cardboarders go to Cardboardia

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The Tyran and Mayor of Cardboardia came to Amsterdam! I (Mathijs) was very eager to meet them and talk about Cardboardia and the possibilities for cardboarders to go there. There are so many similarities with what we are trying to do. Cardboardia also uses the seemingly worthless cardboard as a material for their projects. In the process they stimulate playfulness, games and other experimental and creative behavior. Some of their projects are really big! Cardboardia is a country without land that … Continue reading







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