Shot between February and March 2014, ‘Eye of the Storm’ is a short, wordless document of Iceland’s winter landscape. Set to an instrumental soundtrack by composer/cellist Shaun Diaz, Henry Juh Wah Lee’s film captures ice-covered terrain, time-lapsed footage of snowmelt and wide shots of brilliantly colored auroras in the skies above the Nordic country. As its name implies, storms of all sorts serve as a common thread for the piece.
In Iceland there are many kinds of storms. Ice, snow, rain, sand, ash, solar, magnetic, and more. Storms are agents of change. While often destructive and unpredictable, they also demonstrate the unyielding power of nature. They reveal nature’s beauty and its hand in creating the landscapes we see today.