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Cardboardia internship at the Ziferblat dacha
2016-07-29 | design internship, events

Cardboardia Embassy

"Made in Cardboardia" workshop and Ziferblat summer residence ( open enrollment for unique field internship, divided in two modules:

- Communication, performance with elements of management – curators Sergey Korsakov and Alexandra Lovyannikova (Cardboardia)
- Design of performance, creation of props and costumes from cardboard and paper – curator Igor Lev (Cardboardia)

"My perception of Cardboard has totally changed" (Olga Vasenko, design of performance)

"Internship in Cardboardia is like a two-week creativity camp where you can search for your place and role by yourself" (Yulia Ershova, performance with elements of management)

"Through 2 weeks (of which I was present only 5 days) I learned from Tyran more than through the years of my whole work experience" (Nastya Straumal, performance with elements of management)

"Large-scale, high quality, unique" (Elena Kalinina, performance with elements of management)

That's what people say after going on adventure with glue guns, cardboard tubes and timings.

In July we introduced our first summer residence internship, that ended up with a grand opening of the Cardboardia Embassy at "Ziferblat" dacha. You can have a look at how it was here (caution - a lot of Suprematism!).

Now, feeling more comfortable in the company of cows, goats, vast fields and forests, we're planning a large-scale performance of the Harvest Festival on one of the fields of the "Farm for Life". This time we go big and wil try new forms and create a performane with huge cardboard objects! We're going to melt the Day of Tyran's Giant Creatures with fertility theme, investigate old rituals and create new ones, live in atmosphere of creative escapism and controlled mayhem! If you feel you have enough of desire and stamina to create things non-stop for a week - maybe this internship is exactly what you need. 

Workshop venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. Accommodation – camping (free of charge). 

Dates: from 20 to 28 August 2016. August 27 will be the Harvest Festival.

To apply, please fill in the form:

Who may be interested?

Module 1 - "Design of performance, creation of props and costumes from cardboard and paper" 

We invite to participation beginning artists, designers, architects, photographers, students of pedagogical colleges and everyone who is interested in making art. Take part in our intensive practical course, which will teach you the basics of cardboard modeling and working with the audience within performances. The course is optimal as practice internship for students.

Module 2 - "Communication, performance with elements of management"

Suitable for actors, performers, directors, clowns as well as event managers/producers who would like not only to get new interesting experience of creating performances from the very beginning and improvising in the team, but also take part in the organizational processes. Organizers who would like to develop their skills of interaction with the audience in the process of street and spectacular performance are welcome to apply. Your training in performance and management is considered but not critical in our selection. 

This is an opportunity to take part in creating real projects, full of diverse and often unexpected tasks. The level of participation solely depends on your desires, abilities and diligence. For experienced professionals the internship can become a base for experiments, public realization of creative ideas, and research of new directions. For students and beginners the internship can become an opportunity to take the first steps in the creative field, and also a place where you will be evaluated by your results, not diploma and portfolio.


What we do

During our internship programme participants will learn and improve their skills of: 

-      creating a visual concept of objects/costumes

-      sketching 

-      making objects

-      working with cardboard

-      creating plans of event realization

-      creating event scripts, based on offered conception

-      realization of event according to script

-      public performance, communication with the audience



Participation is free.  We require our future participants to go through the interview (online, if you're not based in Moscow). The date and time of the interview will be agreed with you in response to the filled form:

We will need you for the whole duration of the internship from 20 to 28 August 2016. We are going to work a lot! 

According to results of internship our participants get a chance to become part or full-time members of "Made in Cardboardia team"- in UK, Europe or Russia. 

Workshop venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. Accommodation – camping (free of charge). Not sure how to get there? You can read an instruction (in Russian) or just ask us here or in the process of registration.



Tyran on a chariot

Sergey Korsakov, Russia (Tyran of Cardboardia, elected leader of the country). Based mostly in Moscow, he’s traveling a lot to promote Cardboardia country and establish Embassies around the globe. Before being elected as the Tyrant of Cardboardia was head of «Bad Taste» (Russia) music label and agency (The Tiger Lillies, The Real Tuesday Weld, Jason Webley, The Flea-Pit Orchestra, Psoy Korolenko, Korabl, Tudosok and others), before it was a publisher of «Kinoizm» and «Igrok» online magazines and director of advertisement department at «Polit.Ru» magazine. Creates and organizes lots of small and big events around the world, including gigs, shows, city festivals and Cardboardia materializations.


Architechtor and his creatures

The Chief Architector Igor Lev creates symphonies from paper and cardboard. He takes a plain sheet and transforms it into a ship, or palace, some famous face or an unknown creature. This magic is based on norigami technique, created and developed by Igor Lev himself. As the Chief Architector says, the key principle of this technology sounds as "You can do it too!".  

The internship programme of Made in Cardboardia workshop exists since January, 2013. During this time participants of the programme and workshop curators realized more than 40 projects, including those in framework of the festivals Museums at Night (Moscow, 2013), Bright people (Moscow, 2013 and 2014), LowLands (Netherlands 2013 and 2014) and International Lohas Festival (Taiwan). Together with volunteers of the Gift of Life Foundation designed I’m in the House exhibition (Zurab Tseretely Gallery of Arts, 2014), organized the Parade of Tyran’s Dreams at Platonov festival of arts (Voronezh, 2014). In 2013 with Spyros Andreopolous (Greece) was organized international laboratory of street performance Cardboardia Space Odyssey. European internship Made in Cardboardia in 2015 was dedicated to Cardboardia Mobile Embassy tour (Latvia, Poland, Denmark).   

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