Documentary1991-2000ExperimentalIrelandJoe Ambrose

Joe Ambrose – Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)

Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)
Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)

blurb sez: In Sept./Oct. 1992 a mini festival took place in the Temple Bar Area of Dublin. Called ‘The Here To Go Show’, it celebrated William Burroughs and Brion Gysin and was located at The Gallery of Photography, The Project Arts Centre, and a number of Private locations. Organised by English writer Terry Wilson, Irish rock singer Frank Rynne, and writer Joe Ambrose. The show was documented in guerilla fashion by the organisers the results of which have been distilled into ‘Destroy all Rational Thought’.

Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)1
Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)
Destroy All Rational Thought (1998)

Container: AVI
Runtime: 48 min 36 s
Size: 599 MiB
Codec: XviD
Resolution: 512x384
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
Bit rate: 1 608 kb/s
BPP: 0.273
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One Comment

  1. Awesome! I almost forgot about this obscure production. Back when it was released I’d ordered the DVD but was pretty disappointed about content and quality. I remember in the extras there’s actually a segment where Ambrose writes or talks about all the obstacles he and his partner faced, fundraising was slow, they had trouble with the Moroccan musicians and Burroughs himself wasn’t really interested in the project it seems. In the end they lost money and wanted to give up on even releasing the DVD but somehow managed to put out this release. Burroughs lent them a hand and they could use the quote on the cover to advertise the DVD but it was a rather sad event imo.

    Pretty rare release I think. Nice that you found it.

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