A drawing of mine currently hangs in one of the corridors at my work. It reads:
OM NATTEN ÄR ALLA KATTER GRÅ
I thought about why I chose this phrase for this drawing. Why any phrase? And then I realised I could have chosen any phrase, in any language. But in my head, whenever I read any sort of statement, film/book/article title, tag line, slogan, my voice takes on a grandiose tone. The phrase is read as a actress making a melodramatic climax accompanied by the sweeping gestures of her arms.The thing is, in your head, it always sounds different.
It has become important.
Perhaps it's the Capitals.
The Gallery at the library has a standard template of questions the exhibiting students are required to fill in. The one I am always frustrated by (perhaps due to the fact I am an artist/library assistant, not a student, and this template is not really catered towards me) is:
Mina verk skulle jag beskriva så här: (I would describe my work like this:)
I didn't want to describe my work. That was too difficult. I wanted to title it. So I looked at it, and thought how would I describe what this phrase 'OM NATTEN ÄR ALLA KATTER GRÅ' is. The title would simply describe what the work is, as titles used to. Do they still? Don't know.
SAGE ADVICE FROM A HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE.
this is to be my method for titling from now on. "I would describe my work like this..."
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