Long Halftime Walk
oil painting on canvas
140 x 100cm
This painting shows the image of an American soldier, who’s also known as the hero of the film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ang Lee. This film used an unprecedented shooting and projection frame rate of 120 frames per second in 3D. Only very few theaters in the world are equipped to show in this format, but none in France. The photogrammetry technique is applied to an extract of the film to create a 3D scene, which turns to be the source of the painting. Therefore, various pictorial techniques converge on one canvas.
The reason why I chose this film is not only because it’s a story about the effacement of the reality: Billy Lynn has completely got lost in multiple identities. What interests me in the meantime is the function of the story itself, and how could Ang Lee do to tell such a story that differs from his own culture background.