CSABA HATVANY (RESIDENT ARTIST FROM CSÓROMPUSZTA, HUNGARY)
Gábor Betegh, Zsóka Erdélyi, Albert Lencsés, Borbála Lenkai, Vilmos Tóth
Csaba Hatvany lives in Csórompuszta since decades and has a strong relation to the nature surrounding the place. In his work he uses regular geometric structures. These two inspirations meet in Tumbleweed. In nature, geometric structures ensure the reproduction of plants. A good example is the dandelion, which seeds are growing everywhere with a dynamic motion. Tumbleweed is able to move chilometres thank to its geometric shape and structure: its light like paper, but its material is strong, stingy and is always in balance. The Tumbleweed installation was made by using knotting techniques, therefore it is in constant motion.
The 'tumbleweed' construction is built from 90 braided straight rods, which are in an exact order, yet if you look at the structure, it seems chaotic and out of order, after carefully examining it is when you discover it’s rules. The object balances on a borderline, it seems like a light structure, but if the rods leaning on the ground are also from wood, it could easily collapse under its own weight. We may see it as a weak flower, that the wind might blow away, or a frightening weapon that could puncture us by rolling over. The project is experimental, we can’t see ahead the right building technique, will see if it results in a week of struggle with the big rods, or it will become a giant Marocco game that we build up in a couple of days.
Csaba Hatvany was born in 1959, Budapest. He graduated as an Interior Designer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 1985. Since then he lives at the Balaton Uplands, at Csórompuszta, the location of Hello Wood. He works on maintaining the heritage of Csórompuszta and developing it towards a think tank. Csaba experiments with creating latching, braided spatial structures and moving paper sculptures made out of planes. His results are exhibited regularly at universities and the Valley of Arts in Kapolcs, Balaton Uplands.