April 24, 2014
In the fourth volume of NDS04 Nude Descending Staircase our heroine slides down the esophagus of a Sarlacc. In the belly she descends a chrome escalator and descends a marble staircase, supported by Ionic pillars, into a long narrow room with a tiny door.
She climbs through the tiny door and finds herself on top of a small green planet with large daisies. She descends a staircase that runs from the North to the South, where she climbs down a long rope ladder onto a floating green pyramid. She navigates an airborne zodiac to a large toadstool forest. She steps on one of the toadstools and gets infused with hallucinogenic particles and deforms. She merges with one of the mushrooms.
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 fourth 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.
NDS04 Nude Descending Staircase
A graphic novel by Faiyaz Jafri
Published: March 26, 2014
Size: 61.1 MB
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