Marlene Dumas

The Drive-Inn

It was film
that taught me the rules of the imagination
not reality
nor painting.

The Drive-Inn. Fragment from a text written for the film Miss Interpreted (Marlene Dumas) by R. Evenhuis & J. Verhey, MM Productions | The Humanistic Broadcast, Amsterdam, 1997; and included in Marlene Dumas, Sweet Nothings. Notes and Texts, first edition Galerie Paul Andriesse and De Balie Publishers Amsterdam, 1998; and second edition (revised and expanded) Koenig Books London, 2014.