Neo-Archetypes & Hyper-Unrealism

Girl on an exploding UFO build out of large pixels

NDS03 Nude Descending Staircase

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.

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A DeLorean rising up

Girl wearing red pumps on a Yellow Brick Road

Girl jumping down a green and blue pyramid

John Lautner's Elrod house

The story behind NDS03 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 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
Pages: 104
Size: 55.3 MB

Cover of NDS 03 depicting a girl on an exploding UFO build out of large pixels

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