"Electric Alchemist"

"In his work, Wouter Smit sets out to rediscover the analog signal in its poetic significance, if not its mesmerizing magic. He simultaneously humanizes and mythologizes these digital media set ups, by transforming them by means of analog signal processing and transduction, their subsequent digital representation and by means of a stint of artistic alchemy. By offering the visitors of his installations and performance work an immersive meditational space he provokes a stretching and expansion of their sensory perception. This expansion into an open space fuels a rethinking of modern day media systems, and the immersion in them. How to re-address the connection between the analog and the digital, how to re-invent the connection between the 'real' and the ‘virtual'?" 

   - Willem van Weelden

PK8 STUDIO focuses on the development of audio-visual interactive art installations, video performances and the organization of workshops and exhibitions in the field of electronic music production and various forms of media art. 


Recent projects by PK8 Studio include an interactive audiovisual art installation for the ‘Media Art Festival’, Leeuwarden, the visual content creation for the immersive live music/dance performance ‘Hyper Self’ by Either ID, Utrecht and an audiovisual projection mapping show for the yearly ‘Patronen Feest’ at the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam.

Recent Exhibitions 

A New Ecology: Data Scapes

NEMO Studio, Amsterdam 

June - October 2021

The Space Between: An Media Art Group Exhibition

Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam 

24 - 31 October 2020


Tourist Land / Mondriaan Fonds

Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam 

15 - 24 November 2019

Paradise Unknown / Cityscapes Foundation

Bunker, Marine Terrein, Amsterdam

17 - 23 June 2019

CBK in dood, leve CBK

CBK oost, Amsterdam

20 July 2019

Paradise Unknown / Cityscapes Foundation

Bunker, Marine Terrein, Amsterdam

17 - 23 June 2019

Signals From Paradise

Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam

1 March - 16 March 2019

Media Art Festival

Post CS gebouw, Leeuwarden

15 November - 2 December 2018

Start of the End

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

4 - 8 July 2018

°No 2

Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam

15 - 16 June 2018

Si.Si. Spex

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

1 - 2 December 2017

Amsterdam Dance Event: B-Side

Radion, Amsterdam

18 October 2017

Rietveld Uncut: Bots, Bodies, Beasts

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

6 - 10 April, 2017

End of the Year Show: Information is not a Substance

Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam

17 June 2017

IDUM3 Exhibition

Cynthia's Workspace, Amsterdam

16 December 2016

Recent Events / Performances

Alchi - We Grow on Trees

Zimicz Theater, Utrecht 

20 December, 2020

Mantis Festival

Muntgebouw, Utrecht

2 March 2019,

Patronen Feest 

Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

13 Februari 2019

Hyper Self 

Muziekhuis, Utrecht

2, 13, 14 February 2019

Label Unknown presents We Are Equal 

de Prael Brewery, Houthavens, Amsterdam

2 November 2018

Ableton LIVE Masterclass & MAX MSP showcase 

Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam

17 October 2018


Art & Design Education

Unstable Media

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

2015 - 2018

Graphic Design

Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague

2013 - 2015

Related Work Practice

PK8 Studio

Audiovisual Designer/Artist

2015 - now



Cultural Event Planner

2013 - 2015 


TWSTD Education

Production Manager

2011 - 2012



Production & Promotion Manager

2008 - 2010


Audio Illustrated / VJ-bookings.com

Bookings Agent, Production & Production Manager

2007 - 2008

Electronic Music Perfomances 


as Powlson & Smit

NDSM, ITW, Amsterdam

23 oct, 2010


as Powlson & Smit

Studio80, Amsterdam

7 jan, 2010

Spirit of Burgas Festival

as Powlson & Smit

Burgas, Bulgaria

16 aug, 2009

Earth Paradiso

as Powlson & Smit

Paradiso, Amsterdam

30 may, 2009


as Powlson & Smit

NDSM, de Bunker, Amsterdam


Linke Soep NYE 2008

as Wouter Smit

Schram Studio's, Amsterdam

31 dec, 2007

VJ Perfomances 

B-side // ADE

Radion, Amsterdam

18 oct 2017

/K met Peren

Studio/K, Amsterdam

multiple shows 2013 - 2016

Other Events (production)

TWSTD Ableton LIVE Masterclasses

Studio80, Amsterdam

2010 - 2011

Miko / New House Collective

Sugar Factory, Amsterdam

2009 - 2010

Audio illustrated

Odeon, Amsterdam