Deutsche Version

Don't Shoot Your Mouth Off

Director: Elfe Brandenburger    → show biography   
Director: Manon Wittmann    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 1994
Synopsis: Two women wearing yellow shirts and occasionally beards are seated at a gaudy birthday feast. Their bodies repeatedly fall into the dance rhythms of the well-known pop songs running in the background. The texts are superimposed in karaoke style, with men telling of the abuse, rape and murder of women. The songs become earworms despite the subject matter. Don't shoot your mouth off is originally a video installation: with headphones the audience is listening to five pop/rock songs and can sing karaoke-like through a microphone the text that is seen as subtitels in a video that shows the filmmakers sitting on a table and eating continuously strange party food for 27 minutes. Sometimes they morph into bearded buddies having fun. The lyrics tell stories about rape and murder of women and are quite well-known: Delilah (Tom Jones), Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), Diana (Hüsker Dü), Mind of a Lunatic (Geto Boys), Make U Sweat (Inner Circle). The installation was shown in the context of the exhibition "when tekkno turns to sound of poetry" (shedhalle/Zürich/1994 and Kunstwerke Berlin/1995). In october 2013 the film was shown in the context of the Werkleitz-anniversary-programm "Utopien vermeiden".
Language: English, German

Technical Attributes

Format: DVD
Rental status: rental upon request
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English
Resolution: 720x576
Size: 1,34 GiB
Container: MPEG-PS
Codec: MPEG-2, AC-3
Running time (minutes): 26
Color: color
Sound: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1:1,33
Projection format: 4:3
Frames per second: 25