This is an on going project which consists of placing the tips of domestic rubber gloves in a chosen site. The installation is simple and aims to disrupt, in a subtle way, the way in which we understand and perceive the nature of a particular site.
Naturalisation began in 1997 with a studio installation titled Colour Field for an open studio event in London. Since then, the artist has realised the installation in a wide range of places in England, France, Russia and Australia.
Naturalisation is a French legal term used to described the process by which an immigrant becomes French and by so doing, looses his or her nationality. In France it also implies that the immigrant will embrace French culture and leave behind his or her cultural identity - which Dupré believes is a terrible and impossible thing to ask.
Left two images © Françoise Dupré
Naturalisation was sponsored by rubber gloves