The Bristol Light Festival and BBC Studios Natural History Unit collaboration will bring festival goers up close and personal with some of the planet’s most majestic animals, which will escape our televisions into the streets of Bristol.
Bristol has been home to the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) since 1957, and the institution is a pivotal part of the city’s modern history. WILDLIGHT uses archived clips from iconic BBC Studios wildlife shows, cut in a new and novel way to transform them into incredible light projections, allowing a live audience to truly immerse itself in nature through the medium of light. Animals from the footage will be projected at real life scale, adding a playful sense of realism.
WILDLIGHT explores how we see the world, following the passage of light across the globe, and the curious bioluminescence – light made by creatures such as fireflies, which pierces the darkness of the night and the deep ocean. The art reflects over 60 years of BBC NHU making wildlife films and working with light to capture images of incredible wildlife around the globe.