Neo-Archetypes & Hyper-Unrealism

White nude girl sitting in a DeLorean

NDS02 Nude Descending Staircase

In the second volume of the Nude Descending Staircase series the protagonist travels in a chrome train and crashes on a polkadot floor. She descends an erratic spiral staircase through one of the polkadots. The staircase leads to a corridor, which takes her to the cockpit of a spaceship. She merges with the spaceship, enters into hyperspace and lands on a sulfuric planet. The girl drives a DeLoren to the edge of a canyon.

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Chrome Thomas the Train falling on a polkadot plane

Nude Descending a spiral white Staircase

Orange plastic glossy interior of a  space shuttle

Spaceship launching from a big orb spaceship

White girl walking to aDeLorean

The story behind, NDS02 Nude Descending Staircase

In art there are numerous recurring themes that have become neo-archetypes. One of the most intriguing is the Nude Descending Staircase.
In 1912, inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic motion studies, Marcel Duchamp created “Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2”.
On a weekly basis, from 2008 till the end of 2012, Faiyaz Jafri published images for NDS, a graphic novel inspired by Duchamp’s piece, incorporating other neo-archetypes.
This book is the second one in a series of 13 volumes of the NDS saga.

*neo-archetypes are archetypes that don’t take a generation to form, but occur due to accessibility of unlimited data.

NDS02 Nude Descending Staircase
A graphic novel by Faiyaz Jafri
Published: March 9, 2014
Pages: 98
Size: 57 MB

NDS02 cover, depicting a white nude girl sitting in a DeLorean