JAPAN – FRØM HIRØSHIMA
|The Chaøs Chrønicles were born one december evening in 2010, from a manifesto on an empty blog ( http://www.thechaoschronicles.net/manifesto ). Something had to be done, something had to happen, to act, to react. The desire to show the changes we had witnessed through 10 years of travelling had already matured for some time. Maybe too long. I had sought a way to give shape to all this, knocked on many doors, some were slammed shut, some never opened. The manifesto was a primal scream, yet had very little echo. But the seed was sown.
In september 2010 my daughter Mayliss and I hit the road with 2 small cameras and 1200$ in our pockets. We were in Las Vegas and had to get to New York. No planned itinerary, just an unbelievable urge to let go and let the wind carry us.
It is Mayliss’s photographs that we uploaded online that allowed us to raise the funds to finish the trip, thanks to Mario Barth!. Participative funding…was not so easy, people were wondering what they were participating to. How could we explain to them, even to this day?
I hope that all the work we have shared since 4 years speaks for itself. We have poured everything we have in this project and never gave up. Twice we have left for the open road with nothing, gathering any help we could as we went along in our adventure… and having a camera stolen which we still haven’t been able to replace.
We set ourselves as a goal to film one part per year. We would also like to direct a 52 minute feature film for each trip, publish a series of books of all the photographs and a whole lot of other side projects but for now the funds are insufficient.
ARTE has just given us a some support by offering us the possibility to create an adapted mini series for their CREATIVE platform. This is a great opportunity for this project to get some visibility, finally giving us the possibility to show what we can do to those who might have been sceptical about this project.this also led us to make some decisions as to what direction we wanted to take with the project, and with whom we could and wanted to work with. Our team is quite small and we also had to create our own production company, without any working capital or material.
This is the price of independence and the only certitude to keep full control of the project.
Its a long road ahead and none of this would be possible without support!
But let there be no misunderstanding, we are not begging for help! To participate is a choice, not being a passive spectator is to give the possibility of this project to exist! A project very dear to us, and those who have been part of it since the beginning can attest.
Our contributors and supporters are part of the adventure, we often send postcards, or gift packages, always keep updating with new info and invitations for special avant-premiere and now the new application we developed is ready!
Mario Barth – Olivier Laize – Jean Marc & Annick – Max Andrieu – Gorilla Glass -Sang Bleu – Ce Monsieur – Mikele – May.inc -Gael-L – Fleur De Bagne – Beto Rea – Marie Andree Baril – Pierre Gille Romieu – Shawn Sturdy – Chris Andweck – Steve K. – Sammy Ramirez – Francois Igli – Michael Prior – Anna Bogen – Sophie Chamoux – Shannon Larrat (R.I.P) – Manrique Vargas – Pierre Jaquet – Cristobal De La Vega – Cyberho – Soraya Linsada – Silent Studio – Alexendre Boutin – Chris Denizot – alix Hauer – Lucilius – Walker – Shogun – Miguel Romero – Miguel Valentin – Borneo Joe – Nab Nox – Kizrel – Jean Nicolas Py – Gnom – Loic Waro -Aude Chantegrail – Sonia Simon – Dorian Serpa – Fabrice Plaquette – Philippe Liotard – Laure Alziary – Alyz – Bonnie & clit – Soizic Lambin – Yann Minh – Xeniya Balsara – Forent Cuaz – Jonathan Ceux – Sebastien Desse – Sophie Chamoux – Victoire Micolet – Murielle Babaut – Nicolas Passian – Philippe Louvet