Vanessa Feder

Staff Editor at Unrated.

Let the Tensions Go and Watch this Metamorphosing Animation, ‘Moodles’

Boston artist Ari Weinkle knows how to make you go, “Woah.” Perhaps it’s his keen interest in philosophy, fascination with abstract paintings, or admiration for a good haiku that allows the multifaceted designer to visually warp perceptions of reality right before our eyes. While he may categorize his own impeccably crafted digital works as “weird,” we are finding his short animation Moodles to be nothing less than impressive and completely, cool.

Press play above and witness noodle-like pieces– which seemingly depict a human figure– fall flat to the floor, curl up into a ball, and even become tied in a knot. Even more enchanting than the video itself, though, is the meaning behind it. Despite the one-minute flick being highly entertaining to stare at, it’s also symbolic of the aftermath of negative human emotions. As an innovative representation of the effects the negative thoughts and sentiments have on us, Moodles showcases how that doubtful energy turns “built up tension, stress, and anxiety into creative catharsis” while, “Frozen figures–once paralyzed by moods– are reduced to heaps of flexible nothingness.” (Hence the word “mood” incorporated into it’s title.) Go ahead and watch over and over again above.

Vanessa Feder

Staff Editor at Unrated.