Alida van Gool (1986) is a visual artist who lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She draws on psychoanalytical, philosophical and historical frameworks as well as her own experiences to explore and depict liminality and our relationship to it. She uses different media and techniques (e.g. video, photography, text, screen printing, collage) to translate the amalgam of hope, fear, expectation, tension, uncertainty and curiosity, so characteristic of transitions, into visible and invisible traces of construction and deconstruction.
‘In my work our permanent residence in intermediate spaces becomes visible. It challenges rigid, one-sided, rational self- and world views and questions assumptions about an unwavering reality. My work invites the viewer to relate to the liminal as a constant presence in our lives, and to the tendency of our minds to alter our experiences and impressions.’