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Dragon, Dragrace, Dragqueen, Defqon1

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What a great atmosphere on Defqon1! We can assure all the critics: the people that come to this festival only come for one thing: partying their behinds off! The things they made in our Defqon1 sweatshop this year are so awesome! It looks like they get more creative every year! Big round of cardboard for the best team ever: Astrid van der Velde, Jeroen Funke, Edo Sutherland, Beau Willems, Vanessa Hidalgo, Anne Wiertz and Mathijs Stegink!







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Animating yourself from above

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In this workshop we create an animation from a strange angle: the ceiling. The participants are lying on the floor, playing their own characters in the animation! We begin by thinking up a little story and doing a small animation test. Then we make large flat cardboard props. Start recording! Frame by frame we move props and characters on the floor. When finished we check the animation immediately. We add some sound on the spot, and finalize the movie with … Continue reading







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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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SHADOWPUPPET WORKSHOP

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Another workshop at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. We created some scenes in which people brought there characters to live! We used the same setup on different festivals / parties lately and we love it 🙂







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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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Workshops Cardboarding

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You can hire us to make stuff for and with you! During our projects we became skilled in getting participants enthusiastic and motivated to do creative work.  A Cardboarders project is about improvising and creating amazing large scale cardboard objects, suits and environments together. We have three types of workshops Cardboarders Art Project We can make a special project suiting your needs: like a giant parade or a theatrical work. We can make decorations for your event or special puppets … Continue reading







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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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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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Cardboard Creatures Animation

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For the KLIK! Animation Festival in the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam we developed this life size animation workshop. It combines our two favorite disciplines: cardboard building and animation. The theme of the festival was animated violence. As you can see. 







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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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Cardboarders workshop at Art and Design Deltion Zwolle

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I (Mathijs) was asked to do a workshop at the (international) school for Art and Design in Zwolle. I decided to make it an intense two days of cardboard costume-making. Then I would have one day left to play with the students and their costumes in the green screen studio (a really good one they have on the schoolgrounds). On that last day we also found a singer who made the music for what is to become a music video… … Continue reading







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Cardboard SweatShop

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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 is what we provided at the Lowlands Festival: Rapid Proto Typing for the masses (or as we say in dutch: creatief met kurk, nou ja … Continue reading







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Lowlands Festival: Running the Cardboard Gauntlet

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The Cardboard Robot Run at the Lowlands Festival was just plain fun. It was the biggest cardboard event we ever hosted and it turned out fine! In the picture on the left you see famous dutch sesamestreet (sesam straat) actor Rik Hoogendoorn running the gauntlet!







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