Senster – video notes on return
Grzegorz Biliński, Alicja Duzel-Bilińska, Amadeusz Ferduła
@Speculum Artium 2021
The Senster, created by Edward Ihnatowicz, was the first robotic sculpture to be controlled by a computer. That very important work of robotic art was considered lost. A few years ago, however a project began of reconstructing and reactivating the Senster which after the reconstruction, it was named Re:Senster.
As a part of the team doing the reconstruction, Grzegorz Biliński, Alicja Duzel-Bilińska, and Amadeusz Ferduła made a film recording of the process of its return. Those filmed notes and meetings constitute the building blocks of a documentary – a sort of short video form.
A film showing Senster’s recovery consists of short episodes: the first episode shows the story about bringing the sculpture to Krakow (Poland). Other parts include: an interview with Richard Ihnatowicz (Edward’s son), skeleton reconstruction, reconstruction and construction of electronic-movement, etc. Three 7 to 10 minutes long episodes will be presented at the festival in the form of a video installation.