Apnavi Makanji – Δάφνη (Daphne)

<p>Daphne was conceived and filmed in three of the ponds at the Jardin Botanique de Genève.</p> <p>It raises questions on the blurred boundaries and vicissitudes of life occurring naturally within a deliberate human construct. Where does the human imprint end and where does nature take over and is human intervention necessary thereafter?</p> <p></p> <p>In an attempt to tamper with the viewer’s perception, the work is shot in a manner that deliberately tries to circumvent objects that imply human intervention, thereby creating the artifice of a wild waterscape.</p> <p></p> <p>However, traces of human intervention can never be completely erased and when glimpses of these manifest, they break the atemporal quality of the work.<br></p> <p></p>