Somerset House Studios resident

Werkflow

Games engine focused, digital arts studio. 

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
Werkflow Logo
Werkflow Logo

Werkflow is an experimental digital arts studio run by James B Stringer (Brood Ma/Quantum Natives), Tom Wandrag (Epilogue Imaging) & Jon Emmony (SHOWStudio). The studio focuses on using game engine technology to create unique work spanning the fields of music, art, fashion and advertising, alongside producing their first full length computer game, Sovereign.

Werkflow's highly collaborative practice has lead them to work and consult with highly acclaimed artists, designers and institutions, creating experimental computer generated imagery, virtual reality pieces, interactive installations and online projects. Clients & Collaborators include Gareth Pugh, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Endgame, Patten (Warp Records), The Horrors, Kuedo (Planet Mu) & Quantum Natives. Institutions include ICA London, Serpentine Gallery, Gasworks, Wysing Arts Center and FACT Liverpool.

Werkflow's video for patten's Epsilon, taken from the album Ψ, out now on Warp Records.

Werkflow are fascinated by the chimeric ingenuity of games engine design and the radical potential of real-time rendering.

Photographer's Gallery
Werkflow
Werkflow

The studio will be focusing on the long-term development of their game Sovereign whilst in residence at Somerset House Studios, and opening up their method of using real-time rendering & video game technology to the wider community to develop skills and trigger new collaborations.

Sovereign is a first person, magical realist video game, set in the fictional suburban town of Bridewell in England during the early noughties. The player is guided by Anthony, an aging and unemployed 'lost boy' who lives with an elderly woman in her cluttered council house. As Anthony imparts to us his unique viewpoint on the world, we take a dark and strange journey across playing fields, through homes and garage blocks, with the aim of joining a group of waste-ground revelers.

Live Visuals by Werkflow for Kuedo and Rabit : Unsound Festival, 2015