“Pillars of home” are ninety-eight – 30 minutes long – balancing sculptures by Csilla Klenyánszki.
“Pillars of home” is the first chapter of a series of exercises that test my capability for creating order and finding harmony. These exercises, called “Flexible hours” deal with different forms of time-based balance, while exploring my mental and physical equilibrium.
The floor-to-ceiling constructions relay on their own inner stability while being framed only by the floor and the ceiling. The in situ installations are being made during my son’s naps, when our home becomes a studio for no more than a half an hour.
The colorful hand-built pillars vary in size and complexity, depending on their territory. As the objects are being piled up, they become a coherent entity, but their delicate arrangement and balancing structure makes them vulnerable as they can be destroyed at any moment. Not only the existence of the image is in danger if the installation collapses, but the noise of the fallen objects might awaken the sleeping baby, which ends the studio session. The nature of the project allows no self-correction, thus the final image might be imperfect.
“Pillars of home” was made during Artist Residency in Motherhood and made possible with help of the Mondriaan Fund.
To see the whole series please visit http://www.pillarsofhome.com