March 11, 2015
After being eaten whole by a yellow orb, the girl forces her way out of the it, falling on top of colorful ghosts. She falls through a pink one, turns pink herself and flies away on top of a yellow ghost following a path marked by white boxes. The yellow orb attacks her again; she jumps on top of it and sticks her head in it. She now has a large yellow orb for a head and starts to divide into multiples, fold into a kaleidoscope until she is just a large eye. The eye belongs to a yellow bald nude girl, stuck in the head of a larger yellow nude bald girl, stuck in the head of a larger pink nude bald girl. This girl has got her feet in the eyes of an even larger pink nude bald girl with the head of a pink nude bald girl’s head sticking out of her belly button. This girl falls out off the back and flies into space and dives through a yellow star-shaped portal.
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 eleventh 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.
NDS09 Nude Descending Staircase
A graphic novel by Faiyaz Jafri
Published: March 27, 2014
Size: 48.2 MB
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