It may appear Dali-inspired at first, but these lights are not melting- they are bleeding. Light is a short film directed by David Parker that originated as a project intended to bring awareness and bolster dialogue regarding energy waste.

The concept of bleeding lights was developed as a metaphor for the dire repercussions our world faces as a result of the extreme overuse of natural resources. The film further developed into a highly stylized, aesthetically beautiful and poetic statement about the human tendency to exploit that which is most important.

Shot in Los Angeles, the film captures the city’s architecture and at times, serene abandoned landscapes. Post production subsequently added the evocative personification of the bleeding lights that has made for a compelling and surprisingly touching short film.

Light will be projected in selected US cities on various vacant shopfront windows and public walls as a moving piece of video art with a positive social and environmental message.