Humanity has always had a fascination with nature and the world around us. The trees, the sky, the stars, the animals, all of it has seeped into our minds and provided fodder for our creative processes over countless generations. This is what inspired director Henry Jun Wah Lee, whose visual interpretation on Sigur Rós' "Dauðalogn" explores nature and all its beauty. The latest addition to Sigur Rós' "Valtari Mystery Video Experiment", the video was filmed on the remote Japanese island of Yakushima. When speaking of the video, Jun Wah Lee had this to say:
Since the time of our earliest ancestors, nature has been a source for inspiration, imagination, and wisdom. Nature is where we come from. Even in this modern age, its energy still flows through our veins. Being in nature, we see the world our ancestors saw: a place of beauty, a place to reflect, a place to learn, and a place to connect with the heart and soul."
For those just tuning in, Sigur Rós' "Valtari Mystery Video Experiment" commissioned a dozen directors, giving each of them the "same modest budget and asked to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from Valtari. The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom." The result, so far, have been captivating visual experiences for "Varðeldur", "Fjögur píanó", Rembihnútur", and two versions of both "Varúð"/ "Varúð" and "Ég anda"/"Ég anda".