03/13/2013 05:24 pm ET Updated Mar 14, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Short Film 'Flickering Lights' Is Super Artsy (VIDEO)

Hollywood heartthrob Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been showing signs of artsiness for quite some time now, from recording acoustic YouTube vids with Zoe Deschanel to directing a "shocking" Sundance film. But JGL is entering new territory with a short film titled "Flickering Lights."

The short, which Gordon-Levitt released with his art collaborative HitRECord, features a dizzying collage of, you guessed it, flickering lights, narrated with a poem of the same name. The poem was written by HitRECord member Wirrow, and includes lines like "light every candle and wave every phone/ glinting and bleeping and/ imprinting glowing circuses/ that linger while I'm sleeping." While at times the whimsical film verges on the twee overload of a Wieden+Kennedy Levi's commercial, we have to admit parts are entrancing.

Is Gordon-Levitt taking cues from James Franco?

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