Week 126_Gentle Reminder by Anti Materia

Gentle Reminder

by Dominik Gajarský

curated by Alexandr Jančík

Vitrína Deniska
Denisova 5, Olomouc



I remember receiving emails titled "Gentle Reminder" from University administrative staff. But I am not sure if this is a friendly phrase. You may be wondering what I mean by friendly. Let me give you an example of what I have in mind:

Please take off your shoes before entering the house. --> friendly
Kindly take off your shoes before entering the house. --> not friendly

[Well, at least that's what I have been told.]

The reason I am asking about the phrase "Gentle reminder" is that I want to write a short note reminding my referee (the person who writes reference letters for me) that the letter is due in a few days. Would "Gentle Reminder" be a friendly phrase to use in this context?:

Hi, XXX,
Just a gentle reminder that the reference letter for the position of [name of position] is due on XXX. Thanks very much.



Dominik Gajarsky (* 1986) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the studio of new media Anne Daucikove, studied multimedia at the Institute of Art and Design at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen in the studio of Michal Pěchouček. He also trained internships at the Universität der Künste Berlin at Josephine Pryde and in the studio of visiting actor Florian Pumhösl. He has exhibited himself for example in the TIC Gallery in Brno, the Prague Jelení Gallery, the Prague City Gallery or the EIB Art Institute in Luxembourg. In 2017 he was nominated for the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize. Dominik Gajarsky is also active as a musician under the pseudonym Slowmotiondancer.