Trappenkamp

Trappenkamp

Water jet cut marine plywood, timber
Tate Britain Commission (2008)
Courtesy of the artists and Fa Projects

Originally commissioned by Tate Britain in 2008 and shown in the urban surroundings of central London’s Millbank, Trappenkamp has been rethought and reworked by the artists for Croft. It now lurks in the undergrowth, in a picturesque Herefordshire wooded valley, like some forgotten folly.

Taking the form of a decaying yet artificial ruin, Trappenkamp reflects the artist’s fascination with the boundaries between nature and technology, kitsch and sublime, planning and happenstance. The structure is clad in plywood, a material made from pulped wood reshaped with glues to look like 'real' wood; it is decorated with emblems designed and cut with a digital program to recreate a hand-carved style.

Fishpool valley with its string of ponds was landscaped and densely planted in the early 19th century in the Picturesque style to suggest ‘the

Juneau / Projects

Juneau / Projects were formed in 2001 by Ben Sadler and Philip Duckworth. Based in Birmingham, they have exhibited nationwide and internationally. Their work engages with people and folk histories, bringing together performance, sculpture and installation. They have worked with the Tate, Ikon Gallery, Grizedale Arts, Tatton Biennial and were included in the British Art show 6.