Uberman & Uberwoman

Photography : Debjyoti Das MUA : Priyanka Lama Model : Praveen Muniyappa & Ritika Dodeja Post Processing : Debjyoti Das Studio : Studio C9 Garments by : Ritika Dodeja

Photography : Debjyoti Das
MUA : Priyanka Lama
Model : Praveen Muniyappa & Ritika Dodeja
Post Processing : Debjyoti Das
Studio : Studio C9
Garments by : Ritika Dodeja
 
The collection Uberman and Uberwoman, is inspired from the novel  THUS SPOKE  ZARATHUSTRA, where Zarathustra is a protagonist of the story, and  descending from his cave in the mountains after ten years of solitude. He is brimming with wisdom and love, and wants to teach humanity about the uberman. He arrives in the town of the Motley Cow, and announces that the uberman must be the meaning of the earth. Mankind is just a bridge between animal and overman, and as such, must be overcome. The uberman is someone who is free from all the prejudices and moralities of human society, and who creates his own values and purpose.

 Zarathustra is saddened by his inability to move this "herd" of people in the marketplace. He resolves not to try to convert the 
multitudes, but rather to speak to those individuals who are interested in separating themselves from the herd.

THe values struggle and hardship, since the road toward the uberman is difficult and requires a great deal of sacrifice. The struggle toward the uberman is often symbolically represented as climbing a mountain, and the light-hearted free spirit of the overman is often represented through laughter and dance.

Zarathustra is harshly critical of all kinds of mass movements, and of the "rabble" in general. Christianity is based upon a hatred of the body and of this earth, and an attempt to deny them both by believing in the spirit and in an afterlife. Nationalism and mass politics are also means by which weary, weak, or sick bodies try to escape from themselves. Those who are strong enough, Zarathustra suggests, struggle. Those who are not strong give up and turn to religion, nationalism, democracy, or some other means of escape.

The culmination of Zarathustra's preaching is the doctrine of the eternal recurrence, which claims that all events will repeat themselves again and again forevermore. Only the uberman can embrace this doctrine, since only the uberman has the strength of will to take 
responsibility for every moment in his life and to wish nothing more than for each moment to be repeated. Zarathustra has trouble facing the eternal recurrence, as he cannot bear the thought that the mediocrity of the rabble will be repeated through all eternity without improvement.

In Part IV, Zarathustra assembles in his cave a number of men who approximate, but who do not quite attain the position of the uberman. There, they enjoy a feast and a number of songs. The book ends with Zarathustra joyfully embracing the eternal recurrence, and the thought that "all joy wants deep, wants deep eternity."
 

UBERWOMENSCH
Mood Board Womenswear.

UBERMENSCH
Mood Board Menswear.

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