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Angry Birds is Now Hanging on a Wall as Art

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It's not often you get to see a game guide, of sorts, written by an artist. But then, it's not often a game is as simple as Angry Birds.

Artist Evan Roth has finished Rovio's mobile game in a pretty unique way: he managed to record every swipe of his finger throughout the game's levels, using tracing paper to mark his fingerprints as he dragged the birds through all 300 puzzles. The result is a work of art called Angry Birds All Levels.


He's got them showing as 300 individual cards on a wall in a gallery in Dublin, but for a more compact view you should check out the animated clip above.

The gallery describes the piece as:

[Angry Birds All Levels] comments on the rise of casual gaming, identity and our relationship with mobile devices. Consisting of 300 sheets of tracing paper and black ink, it's a visualization of every finger swipe needed to complete the popular mobile game of the same name. The gestures exist on a sheet of paper that's the same size as the iPhone on which it was originally created. Angry Birds is part of a larger series that Roth has been working on over the last year called Multi-Touch Paintings. These compositions are created by performing simple routine tasks on multi-touch handheld computing devices [ranging from unlocking the device to checking Twitter] with inked fingers. 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.


Angry Birds All Levels [Evan Roth, via TechCrunch]