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Dining with the Tsars @Hermitage

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During the Tijdens MN8we had an animation / cardboard costume workshop in the Hermitage. First you made your own Kokoshnik and beard. Then you sat on the animated table to make a small animated movie with the specially prepared objects we made. Live-size animated sequences and pinned dolls. Walking pigs, melting teacups, fish swiming on the plates… It was a very big success and we are already thinking of new projects with this technique…







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Let’s play CARDBALL! @FreedomLab

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Cardball is THE new sport. It’s the only sport that is played before it’s invented. Basic rules at the moment of writing: It’s considered cheating if you don’t cheat with Cardball. Build a cardboard costume for two people that covers all hands and feet. No human appendage should ever touch the Cardball! Set an easy goal and try to score. This game was thought up by the ultra-smart people during the super-short workshop at Freedomlab.org . They invited us to … Continue reading







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conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

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I heard someone say the Burning Man Festival is a new World Wonder. Incredible! Something with the motto “leave no trace” is now becoming a part of a list of things that only wanted to leave their trace. Like most of the artists on this site, the consciousness that everything is impermanent is a part of  James Grashow’s work. We agree! Cardboard artists should claim the temporary in contemporary art! James Grashow is a sculptor and teacher of cardboard. He … Continue reading







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An explosion of cardboard in the shape of town

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Most pictures by Anne Mauch, Ekaterina Evdokimova! About Cardboardia’s materialization in Perm. We were invited to come and help build Cardboardia in Perm (KartonKamsk). Perm is a city with two faces: one rough, industrial and hardworking and one innocent, cultural and fun-loving. The city used to be the last stop before people deemed “undesirable” by the Soviet regime passed on their way to the gulags. Due to it’s military industry Perm was a ‘closed city’ until 1987, with population of … Continue reading







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SEATS

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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 inexpensive yet strong and durable; moreover, a wide variety of interesting and attractive shapes can be formed. “







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Mechanics

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Cardboard Mechanics is made by 4 students of the Utrecht School of Art and Technology (Saskia Freeke, Fin Kingma, Davy Jacobs and Sonja van Vuure). I love the endresult of the project but you should also check the other movies made during prototyping, they don’t have the audio mixed out and you can hear the sound of the cardboard as it spins and the sounds of the people looking at it! Next to making things by hand they also use … Continue reading







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