Somnium is a dynamic, reactive display whereby the light, movement, and texture of a single fluid unit becomes tributary to the beauty of the whole. To an observer, the floor to ceiling spires initially appear still and dimly lit, as if asleep. But upon approach, the fabric sheath is drawn upwards, and a soft inner light kindles into brightness. Together the spires awaken as if from a dream. Here the expressiveness of fabric is explored through the use of pleats, folds, and layers, while mechanical movement parallels the lighting effects therein. The result is a mesmerizing installation that is just as effective with a few users as it is with many, and the experience is never quite the same each time.