Casserole Ensemble

By | May 28, 2012

Casseroles - Montréal

Sunday’s Daily Create was to take a picture that shows motion. I decided to make it rather show a movement. I love the celebratory, non-violent movement of this ensemble featured in The Huffington post. I’ve included the embed of the video below. It’s quite moving. I love the track titled Intuition by Astronomie. It’s en français; my fave line is “D’un même élan” (roughly translated: the same momentum).

Quebec students have been on strike for over 100 days and most mainstream media has mostly ignored them or chalked them up to “self-absorbed brats

Last week the National Post ran an op-ed from John Moore where he challenges the prominent notion from the R.O.C (Rest of Canada)

He points out, “Today’s youth face a grim future not of their own making. Is it any wonder that they’re angry about it?”

Born in Toronto, Ontario but living in Montreal, QC, my brother, Matt Forsythe has done some beautiful art work as his contribution to the Casserole.

In addition, his recent FB status update has generated a lot of discussion.

Students should be realistic and think about the economy. Let’s be realistic.
Raising tuition fees reduces social mobility, increases personal debt, reduces spending and home ownership, increases student loans (which, by the way, is great for banks), creates a less-educated and less-skilled workforce.
So how is raising tuition fees good for the economy?

I agree. I think this argument is brief but clear and his friends are commenting in droves, not all agreeing but all being quite respectful.

Now this is really looking like a fan site for my brother, but I really have to also give credit for this stunning picture he took from a rooftop in Montreal:

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NOTE on making the Animated GIF: I took a screen grab of the video for about 5 seconds. The more observant of you will notice my sloppy mouse icon in the bottom left corner]

Then I Imported mov as layers into Photoshop CS5. I masked out the movement I wanted to freeze and what I wanted to move.

I applied the filter: Brush strokes-Ink Outline to the layers and exported as B&W animated GIF.

Photoshop screen shot of layers for casserole gi

Photoshop screen shot of layers for casserole gi

3 thoughts on “Casserole Ensemble

  1. Allyson Miller

    You’ve got a write to brag about your brother; he’s done some beautiful work. Also love the GIF and didn’t know I could import a movie via layers. (yay! A new trick!)

  2. Jim Groom

    I love that you framed the strike happening their through your brother’s art, so gorgeous. And what is amazing here is that the art you have done has been all about this kind of social change. It is the way of the internet to let that art speak out beyond the media. That is the vernacular rumblings of a people disenfranchised.

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