In, 'First there is the mountain….', a single, static, view shows a mountain slowly disappearing and reappearing in mist. Sometimes the mountain is completely obscured for several minutes, leaving only an almost white screen with the barely discernible movement of the mist. At other times the mountain is clearly visible, silhouetted against a bright, white sky – a process of continual revealing and concealing. Mountains and mountain tops are important metaphors in many cultures but perhaps have particular resonance in eastern philosophy and faiths. 'First there is the mountain….', takes its title from the Zen saying, "First there is the mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is the mountain....", which refers to the path or journey towards enlightenment or understanding – a philosophical, “clearing”, in which one journeys back to where one began but with a changed perspective and understanding.