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84th Annual Academy Awards / sunday february 26th, 2012 / Hollywood, CA

STARS_SQUARED, 2012 and dandelion clock, 2011
digital media wall (12.5ft x 7.25ft) and flatscreen (49.4in x 28.7in)

john carpenter exhibited two digital video works at the 84th Annual Academy Awards: STARS_SQUARED and Dandelion Clock. STARS_SQUARED is a new video wall installation created to compliment AD interior designer Waldo Fernandez's Green Room. Light floats through 84 years of Oscar imagery, sampling and interacting with stars along the way. The interactive work Dandelion Clock was installed on the Green Room terrace.

Special thanks to Waldo Fernandez and Nicole Gordon at Waldo's Designs, Andrew Kilbourn at Architectural Digest, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and their image archives, Paul Young at Young Projects, and Senovva.

Video Art Comes to the Oscars by Degen Pener, Hollywood Reporter (february 26, 2012)
'Architectural Digest' creates Oscar Green Room by Ann Oldenburg, USA Today (february 23, 2012)
The Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 2012 Oscars, Architectural Digest (february 23, 2012)