‘Same, same, but different’ consists of five works that use well-known images and music, from commercials, films, art, pop music and comics, but which are given a new meaning. They are about new versions of old icons, giving rise to such questions as what is original, what is authentic, and also answering these questions.
Lernert & Sander - Natural Beauty
(NL, 2011, 2'34")
Where generally speaking cosmetics contribute to a certain beauty, with the aid of make-up supplies including – but not limited to – seven bottles of foundation, two boxes of eye shadow and three tubes of lipstick, Lernert & Sander prove the opposite.
Pilvi Takala - Real Snow White
(NL, 2009, 9'15”)
Real Snow White shows what happens when somebody tries to enter Disneyland in a Snow White costume. Een verborgen camera laat de discussie zien die ontstaat tussen haar, de parkopzichters en de parkbezoekers.
Oliver Laric - Versions
(Germany, 2010 - , 9'06")
'Versions' investigates the peculiarities of original and copy: both have a different status, and the copy is not necessarily inferior to the original. Each version of a work has its own meaning and is a contribution to culture. Consistently maintaining this position, Laric has made various versions of this film. On YouTube, an unknown author has now added his own version to the image derivative.
Jeroen Offerman - The Stairway at St. Paul's
(Netherlands, 2002, 8'00")
'The Stairway at St.Paul's' documents a performance by Jeroen Offerman. It plays with the notion that in the 60's and 70's certain rock and roll recordings were supposed to contain hidden 'evil' or 'Satanic' messages when they were played backwards.
Broersen & Lukács - Mastering Bambi
(Netherlands, 2010 - , 13'06")
Broersen and Lukács recreate the model of Disney's pristine vision of nature, but they strip the forest of its harmonious inhabitants, the animals. What remains is another reality, a constructed and living wilderness, where nature becomes a mirror for reflecting upon ourselves.