Collaborative Fairy Tale


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  • Summary

    We will tell a collaborative fairy tale with characters, places and events created by the participants. The story may transcend into short readings, puppet or theatrical performances and puzzling quests. There may be a fire dragon (based on Ruben's tube).

    Full description of concept

    We will create a story of an epic adventure by drawing inspiration from everyone at the Borderland. Everyone will be invited to co-create the fairy tale by coming up with characters (how about a purple flying turtle with 13 heads, or an old travelling monk from another planet?) and places (maybe a calm, dark and deep lake by a birch forest on a cloudy night or a 7 sq. m. Japanese tea house) and by deciding how the characters will interact with each other. To make the process more creative, thought-out and involving, everyone is encouraged to mold figures, create masks, construct or simply draw their additions to the story. These physical representations will be used to create a continuously changing visualization of the fairy tale. Once ripe, the chapters will be acted out using the created tokens and may convert into real-life quests and puzzles for those who would like to participate (will be looking for musical talent for live support).

    We will come to the Borderland as a clean sheet with very general story line and during the week will create a world fueled by your imagination. We will provide the materials, inspiration and a little guidance on how to contribute to the fairy tale during the week.

    As all good fairy tales do, we will try to have a dragon, dancing in fire to the beat of the music of the night (dragon will be based on Ruben's tube, funding dependent). It will serve as a totem to gather the people.

    Team and plan

    So far two people, looking for more

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    We can take others moop and recycle into creative materials.

    We will generate moop and will use large bin bags to collect moop that comes out of creative processes.

    Budget overview

    Target budget
    1500 DKK: Tent or a different dry place constructed on the spot to store and display physical creations
    1500 DKK: New art materials (markers, paint, paper, materials for molding, etc.)
    1500 DKK: Materials to build Dragon and Ruben's tube
    1000 DKK: Lights, fuel for the Dragon and torches
    500 DKK: Other decorations
    1000 DKK: Yet unforeseen expenses
    Total: 7000 DKK

    Minimum budget (no tent, no unforeseen expenses, no decorations)
    0 DKK: Plastic to cover materials and creations from rain
    1500 DKK: New art materials (markers, paint, paper, materials for molding, etc.)
    1500 DKK: Materials to build Dragon and Ruben's tube
    1000 DKK: Lights, fuel for the Dragon and torches
    Total: 4000 DKK

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    Looking for anyone and everyone who are interested in making a dragon (looking for handy skills and tools), musicians to create good vibes, molding figures, puppet / theatrical acting performances, poetry.

    Looking for any materials that may be used for creative purposes.

    Looking for options to share the space (i.e. large tent?)

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    • Do you need electricity from the grid? Electricity would be nice for speakers and lights, but will live without it too

    • Will there be light? Electric lights and torches

    • Will anything burn? Dragon based on Ruben's tube and possibly torches

    • What is your audio footprint? Live music (drums, guitar, etc) during performances

    • Forces of nature Planning to set up a simplistic tent to protect from wind and rain. TBC how exactly

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