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Naturalisation is a 33-minute video and sound installation that follows a narrative from three different perspectives across eight episodes. The installation combines a television screen, a projection with speakers and a computer monitor. The three channels recount the story of C: a web programmer who has joined a post-graduate programme at an art academy in Leipzig and begins photographing camouflaged infrastructure in his local landscape. His timeline is traced over a year, during which not only the development of his project is documented but also his application to become a German citizen. C’s day-to-day life unfolds as text on the TV; the result of his photography is projected as static-shot video; his note-taking is replayed on the monitor. The work interrogates the process of naturalisation in both the literal sense, “making natural”, and the legal sense of acquiring a nationality. The three viewpoints deal simultaneously with the identity of landscape – how this is expressed through the integration of non-natural structures – and with a human (dis)connection to place, shaped by migration, queerness, age and failure.