April 22, 2014
Our protagonist of the NDS03 Nude Descending Staircase series flies her DeLorean up and over the edge of a disc shaped landing platform. Flying down it appears that eight large statues of kneeling naked women support the landing platform.
The DeLorean lands behind another large statue of a humungous naked woman sitting on top of a descending yellow brick road. She puts on a pair of red high heels and walks down the yellow brick road. At the end she climbs down structures resembling the video games Q-Bert, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.
She flies away on a red 8-bit U.F.O.. Galactus destroys the U.F.O. and she teleports away. Moments later she materializes in John Lautner’s Elrod House. She walks into the desert and climbs down a dead Sarlacc.
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 third 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 26, 2014
Size: 55.3 MB
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