Signs of Abstraction breathes new life into the once flourishing seaside township of Margate, whilst once a mecca for British vacationers, the town now paints quite a different portrait. X local residents were invited to come together and spend 2 hours together at the local arcade parlour dressed in specified striped attire; a revitalized community was achieved through shared experience. Similarly to other striped shirt performances orchestrated by Dahlgren, Signs of Abstraction makes the intentions of op art quite literal, animating the geometric painting, and creating new configurations with each movement.