Doormant


We're sad to report that the Hilly Fields door has come off its hinges. A playful piece of public art commissioned for the Brockley MAX, it was never intended to be a permanent addition to the park, its lifespan was expected to be proportionate to the civility of the area. It lasted nearly five months - we hope that natural causes did for it.

With thanks to Bill for the story and the photo.

23 comments:

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Oops, sorry about that. We were banging away last night and things got a little over-zealous.

Will miss the door. Loved the knob.

BDS

Anonymous said...

Nice while it lasted. What will fill the vacant Hilly Fields plinth?

max said...

RIP, I thought it was beautiful.

Infantile said...

Anyone else think the BDS sounds like Jay from the Inbetweeners - and is pitied as such?

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon - that's a nice idea - make it a regular spot for installation art, each year the MAX unveils a new work...

Matt-Z said...

@ Anon - A jar?

Anonymous said...

will they repair it? it could last another 5 months at least...

Anonymous said...

The Hilly Fields plinth is rather a good idea...

Ha, ha said...

Haven't seen the Inbetweeners, but think BDS a predicatble bore.

Brockley Nick said...

The reason why the Inbetweeners is so good is because any man can recognise themselves in it.

Infantile said...

In one of the 4 characters yes - however the Jay's of this world exist (and are alive and kicking in our BDS)and we can relate to having known someone like him - but not necessarily see ourelves in him. Some of us truely never saw the need to comment on sex as if it were a saucy postcard or a reader's wives magazine

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, not saying I identify with Jay...

Ed said...

Have there actually been any reported incidents of dogging on Hilly Fields? I grew up in Clapham and saw a few illicit liaisons on the common.

Anonymous said...

will need to watch out for the Elf and Safety brigade tho...

Westsider said...

Didn't know Richard Littlejohn was a BC reader.

Headhunter said...

Ed - Saw? Took part in?

Anonymous said...

Don't breach the doggers code, Headhunter.

Name said...

Part of the recent Newsshopper hullaboo was about dogging areas (well specifically -same sex dogging-aka cottaging) which the NS had idenitified. One of the places was behind the bowls area on Hilly Fields. The lady that wrote the family values/homophobic letter was reacting to that.

Anonymous said...

It's about time that ugly eyesore came down. It was to art, what Morleys is to McDonalds. ItIt wans;t clever, it wasn't attractive and it deterred the eyes from the natural beauty of the park. I sicerely hope to god it will be the last of the "amateurish, pathetic" attempt at art.

Brockley Nick said...

Charming.

It was perfectly good art - people liked it, it was jolly and playful.

Anonymous said...

It was a childish attempt to imitate 'Good' art. The idea is there, but the talent isn't. I also remember the other piece of junk at bottom of the fields.

Monkeyboy said...

Blimey. Bet there were no childish smudges pinned to YOUR fridge when you grew up. "no Charles! Dogs do NOT have blue noses and wings! Now paint a house and god help you if there are not four windows and smoke curling out the chimney"

max said...

"Anonymous said...

It was a childish attempt to imitate 'Good' art. The idea is there, but the talent isn't. I also remember the other piece of junk at bottom of the fields."

I now feel ashamed for liking it. Why am I so tasteless?
I just hope the artist will apologise soon.

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