Running time: 28:00 Year: 1988 Format: 3/4", colour/b&w, mono
Legend consists of a series of nine related segments which convey a non-linear narrative using techniques drawn from poetry, folk songs, and traditional story-telling. The videotape functions as a list of the factors that contribute to the formation of one's identity, such as nationalism, the family, society, memory and mass media and so on. These themes are dealt with through a number of metaphors which focus on maps, photography, landscape and the notion of the journey. Reference is also made to both popular culture and fine art, specifically; portrait and landscape painting. The tape is meant to function on two levels; one trying to determine an individual's identity, while the other attempts to locate a regional or national identity.
Legend: Production credits
Produced, Written, Performed and Arranged by Nelson Henricks. Additional performers: Marty Gadd, Wayne Larsen, Laura Dubuc, Colleen Kerr, Sandra Tivy. Music: Nelson Henricks Additional Percussion: Darren Henricks Additional Camera: Sandra Tivy, C.K. Cousins Technical Assistance: Vern Hume, Grant Poier Parts of "Legend" were produced through the EM/Media Artist in Residence Program, 1988.