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How Angry Birds influenced the art of artist Evan Roth

Art for game's sake

Artist Evan Roth has used his personal playthrough of popular mobile game Angry Birds as the basis of a work of art titled Angry Birds All Levels.

The 300-piece collection of tracing paper sheets, which were on display at the Science Gallery in Dublin, were created by recording every swipe of his finger through each of the game's levels while using tracing paper to capture his finger print in the game's 300 puzzles.

As described by the gallery: "The series is a comment on computing and identity, but also creates an archive of this moment in history where we have started to manipulate pixels directly through gestures that we were unfamiliar with just over 5 years ago. In the end, the viewer is presented with a black and white representation of the gestures that have been prescribed to us in the form of user interaction design."

Other works by Roth are in permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art NYC. Many of his pieces deal with the themes of digital culture. A pixel-for-pixel physical recreation he developed of the set of cards in PC title Solitaire is available to purchase online at The Copper Hewitt Shop.

Angry Birds is part of a larger series that Roth has been working on over the last year titled "Multi-Touch Paintings."

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