Archive for August, 2013

Here’s what the Flashing the Square microfiction videos look like

Posted in FLASHING THE SQUARE, NEWS & INFORMATION with tags , , , , on August 30, 2013 by Richard Holt

I’ve pasted an example of the Flashing the Square videos below. Each runs for about 3 minutes. If the animation seems a little slow remember these are created to be shown on a public screen with audience moving through and past the space, rather than necessarily to be watched from beginning to end in the way a movie or video clip is usually experienced. I hope you enjoy it.

[ please note the music used in this video, (Other) by A Way, is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Visit for more information. Please respect the license conditions. ]


Up and running

Posted in FLASHING THE SQUARE, NEWS & INFORMATION with tags , , on August 30, 2013 by Richard Holt

Flashing the square is now up and running at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Check the Fed TV page for schedule details (under Melbourne Writers Festival). Both the stories and the Roomers collaborative text project look great up on the screens (as well as running on the big screen they’re also showing on the atrium screen near the NGV Australia entrance. With 25 degrees forecast for Sunday (September 1) there’s a great opportunity to experience the pieces when they screen between 7 and 9 pm.




Introducing Flashing the Square

Posted in FLASHING THE SQUARE, NEWS & INFORMATION with tags , on August 7, 2013 by Richard Holt

flashing_the_square_logoFlashing the Square is a microfiction project designed specifically for publication via the public video screen at Melbourne’s Federation Square. This unique project combines narrative text with graphic design, video and traditional public art practices.

Flashing the Square will screen as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival screen text program. It includes 12 separate microfiction works that I’ve written and designed for screen as well as an exciting collaborative on-site text project I have been developing with Roomers, a magazine and writing project drawing on the talents of writers living in St Kilda’s rooming houses and suffering various forms of housing and social stress.

The Melbourne Writers Festival is on from 22 August until 1 September 2013.

For more information check out the Flashing the Square media release,

Watch these pages for more information about Flashing the Square and for links to video previews, which will be posted as the event approaches.

Thanks to Melbourne Writers Festival and Federation Square