VEIL is an innovative art installation that uses virtual reality (VR) technologies to transport visitors into an alternate reality where they can experience art in new and extraordinary ways, and in the process subvert the gallery experience. VEIL is a site-specific piece that explores the concepts of recursion, alternate realities and space referencing the works of Diego Velazquez, Casper David Friedrich, Hans Holbein and early pioneers of film and is a collaboration between the artist Iain Nicholls and creative technologist Tom Szirtes. Prior to becoming a professional artist Nicholls spent ten years designing computer games and creating graphics for games companies in England and California. Tom Szirtes is the founder of Mbryonic a creative technology start-up that specialises in the use of interactive digital media.