Here we are at the start of a new year, so it seems worth taking a look back at the events of 2008. The next blog post will be a look forward at what to expect from chromedecay in 2009.
2008 was an extremely visuals-oriented year for chromedecay. Besides one digital release (Bubblegone’s excellent “Record of Memory (Live)“) and the Sync08 performance from Bill Van Loo & Joshua Schnable (see photos, video), the public output of chromedecay was otherwise visual.
Here’s a quick look back at the chromedecay year for 2008:
Another big development was the beginning of explorations in Processing, the fantastic visual programming environment.
Bill Van Loo contributed the “chicago slow down (el trains remix)” for Canasta’s “We Were Mixed Up” remix album.
Bubblegone’s excellent “Record of Memory (Live)” was released in April 2008, marking this talented artist’s first release on chromedecay. Bubblegone has performed at events with Bill Van Loo solo and the duo of Bill Van Loo & Joshua Schnable several times, so it was particularly exciting to have him join up!
above: artwork for Bubblegone’s “Record of Memory (Live)”
May saw a studio session with Joshua Schnable, working on new material for future release.
Continuing the visual domination of 2008, June 2008 marked the arrival of a new camera! Bill Van Loo took delivery of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, and quickly began putting it to good use.
A day trip to Chicago yielded a new chromedecay video, with black & white footage set to moody beats.
above: “chicago (as seen by car)” video
There was lots of photo-taking during the summer months, including more experiments in long exposures.
Just a few short months after Joshua Schnable got married, longtime chromedecay contributor and supporter Rob Theakston got married in scenic Lexington, Kentucky. Congratulations, Rob!
Photographic experiments continued, as material was gathered for upcoming chromedecay photo and video releases.
Here’s a favorite photo from November.
December ended with more Processing work and photography.
Next up: looking forward to 2009!