In this interview, Jeff Wall discusses his work Ivan Sayers... (2009), revealing how the photograph came into being. An example of the way the artist frequently works spontaneously, Wall decided to make the image after he attended the lecture that the photograph depicts and was startled by the presence of the woman in her black period costume. Wall talks about the numerous themes that the photograph evokes and its relationship with his earlier, seminal work: Picture for Women (1979).
Filmed in Vancouver, August 2011
23 November 2011 – 7 January 2012