Gallerian, Stockholm 2005
Signes d’abstraction is a performance piece in which 300 people ranging from 1-88 years old were invited to wear a striped t-shirt and spend the day in a shopping mall. People were grouped together and given instructions on where they should place themselves at various stages of the day; one group was instructed to visit the café and be replaced in their seats only by those who were also wearing striped t-shirts, while another group was instructed to enter H&M all at once, and so on. It wasn’t long until the entire mall was overrun with striped shirts. The solidarity that was formed amongst the performers presented itself quickly, this newly united contingent became quite comfortable amongst their newly occupied environment, creating their own spaces with their own rules for engagement.