Sven Werner is a composer and filmmaker creating immersive, audiovisual installations.

He was born in Brussels and grew up in Luxembourg. Werner graduated from the National Film School of Ireland in 2006 and since 2008 he has lived and worked in both Berlin and Glasgow. Werner’s background as a filmmaker has a significant influence upon his work. His recent immersive audiovisual installations create atmospheric film scenes that use miniature models to introduce audiences to his poetic, magical worlds.

Werner was a Cryptic Artist from 2012-14 and in 2017 his film, The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki with David Brown received a Scottish BAFTA. 

Cryptic Commissions include:

Tales of Magical Realism, Parts I, II & III

Taking his feature film Oculista as core inspiration, Werner has developed Tales of Magical Realism, an immersive artistic experience in three parts, which allows the audience to enter his world of magical realism and experience its richly atmospheric cinematic journey from within.

Homecoming: Station Stories

Escaping from the hectic modern station concourse, 21st century travellers are transported into a series of cinematic worlds in miniature. Donning headphones and peeping into a Victorian peepshow viewer, audience members embark on a journey speeding through the winter countryside.