Somerset House Studios

Werkflow and the making of Sovereign

10 Apr 2018

Meet Somerset House Studios residents Werkflow as they present a playable demo of their first computer game Sovereign, currently at Somerset House throughout April. 

Working across art, fashion, design and games, Werkflow create installations, virtual reality projects, music videos and computer games. In our latest film below thy give insight into their practice and explore previous collaborations with patten, signed to Warp Records, fashion designer and Somerset House Studios' resident Gareth Pugh, Berlin based music producer Kuedo and artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen.

Introducing Werkflow

For their first computer game, Werkflow have developed Sovereign. where the player inhabits the body of a boy in his mid-teens, taking place between two worlds - a wartorn ‘game world’ and a real-life suburban landscape linked to his inner imagination. The game aims explores the power dynamics of British culture, as teenagers attempt to navigate questions about their position of assumed sovereignty and state of mind.

Sovereign has been developed in collaboration with young people through workshops at Somerset House from Westminister Kingsway College. The making of Soveriegn film below explores this process, and follows Werkflow on their journey in the creation of the game where they travel to Sidcup to source references, reveal insight into musical collaborations with Kuedo and the visual concept with illustrator Sam Fuller.


The making of Sovereign | Werkflow