Video Link: https://vimeo.com/50763229Photographer: Youki HirakawaVeer is a multimedia installation that transforms space, sound, and light into variable dimensions of an experiential field. A base of polyester batting wraps a branching steel structure creating a soft, interior sleeve comprised of tunnel-like folds. Participants bend and push through saturated matter, initiating changes in light and sound through interactive sensing technology distributed throughout. In Veer, space provokes movement, movement provokes sound, and engaged participants instigate an emergent perceptual form.Veer is divided into five discrete zones, each characterized by a parsing, calibration, and alignment of its qualitative aspects--from material texture to sonic grain to spatial proportion. Physical characteristics in the material walls are mirrored in localized sonic responses that are triggered as participants move over pressure sensors embedded in the floor. Layers of recorded noise are spliced and sculpted to exhibit different densities and degrees of harmonic warmth. Across the space, gradations in color move from near white to burnt orange and fuchsia. These changes are mapped to shifts in both the register (high/low) and spectral density of the accompanying sounds: blanched pale walls are linked with soft white noise; regions saturated with color emit thick multiphonic screeches. Speaker placement follows the curvature of the ceiling. At moments of spatial compression, therefore, sound projects from speakers just inches from the ears of participants. As participants rise into cavernous regions, sound recedes to speakers high above head-level. Throughout Veer, sensors modularize the temporal forms of sound and light and embed them within shifting spatial contours.