Faiyaz Jafri

Drowning Girl

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival



In Requiem pour les Twin Towers (2002), Jean Baudrillard states that the Twin Towers cannot be replaced because one can imagine nothing equivalent that would be worthy of being destroyed. This a post-ironic solution for Baudrillard’s problem of the irreplaceability of the Twin Towers, transcending space and place driven by their vernacularity in virtuality. A film about the end of the world as we know it.


Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away, everything becomes rainbow, rainbow, and rainbow. Faiyaz Jafri is appropriately subversive, and a postmodernist. His artificial plastic perfect digital aesthetic is occasionally misunderstood by the overly sensitive. It is all good. He never set out to make Disneyfied art that can match the couch. His work is pop-surreal, post-everything, memetic, and hyper-unreal, infused with Jungian neo-archetypes; it is so different, so appealing.