Single channel video, 28:00, 1988
Legend is a series of nine related segments, a non-linear narrative using techniques drawn from poetry, folk songs, and traditional storytelling. The video is a list of factors that contribute to the formation of one’s identity. These themes are dealt with via metaphors that focus on maps, photography, landscape and the notion of the journey. Reference is made to both pop culture and high art. The video is meant to function on two levels – a quest for personal identity as framed within the context of regional or national identity.