Soeria van den Wijngaard bought a ‘spying device’ at the toy store when she was 10 years old. It turned out to be a microphone. This was the beginning of her field recording practice, as she started to listen with amplified and directional ears.
Her artistic practice revolves around the tension between (external) observation and introspection. In order to listen, one needs to be still. She recently graduated as a yoga teacher, during which she learned to be a better composer. Currently, she is a student of the interfaculty in The Hague focusing on her field recording practice.