March 12, 2015
The pink girl flies toward a maze of green plumbing tubes and enters the maze. As she exits the tube her head goes into an angry looking bombshell and she races down a rainbow colored rollercoaster like path. At the end of the path she descends a long staircase and dissolves into orbs, which morph in viscous blobs, which morph into a bubble girl. The bubble girl descends a spiral staircase, which appears out of nowhere. At the bottom of the staircase, the girl floats away with her bubbles preventing her from crashing down. But the bubbles get detached and the girl falls and crashes on a pink rough orb and sinks into it.
A large Miss Mouse grabs the pink orb and pushes it into a meat grinder and manually grinds it into long pink strands. A Real Horrorshow Miffy with one eye floats up from a white-bricked circular chimney. One of the strands worms itself into the eye of the Real Horrorshow Miffy.
The strand, which is now a large pink meaty tube, pierces through the ceiling of a New York tenement apartment, goes out of the front door and deposits a nude girl on the 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 twelfth 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: 62.6 MB
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