ALEXANDER FREDERICK ROTH
ARTIST, ACTIVIST, HE, EARTHLING
I would like to acknowledge that I live in the unceded land of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). I call Mohkinstsis my home but I have also spent a significant amount of my life in Vienna, the birthplace of my mother.
I have seven e-books published, they are named "This is not a Masterpiece", "This is not a Masterpiece II", "Microfiction Collection That Ended Up Frightening Me", "More Microfiction", "Poems to Mimi", "Amy", and a German book of poetry just titled "Poesie". All seven are available on Wattpad. "This is not a Masterpiece II", "More Microfiction", "Poems to Mimi", and my German book of poetry are ongoing and I will be adding to them until I no longer can, "Amy" is a fictionalized semi-autobiographical novel I am working on, I don't know if and when I will finish it. I also wrote a script for a short graphic novel called "Nodes" that I handed to my sister, Nicole Elizabeth Roth, that she will be illustrating. Furthermore, I have an ongoing photography journal project that I plan on ending when I die and I have a work called "Photoshop Monday", both are on DeviantArt. I also have a blog with thoughts and happenings. Have an extremely tiny video-game published too, it's called "On My Way To Berlin", it may become a full sized video-game in the future. Started a short child-friendly book on Tapas. I might do instrumental music in the future, for now its my silly track on bandcamp, don't take it too seriously.
I was born in Jasper in 1982 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002. I am trying to create a human portrait of people suffering from schizophrenia with my art to disrupt our current and past pop-culture representation and more.
"The real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development"
"The fall of Stalinism was not the fall of communism or socialism, as the bourgeois, Cormists and ex-Stalinists would have us believe. Far from it. It represented the demise of a totalitarian caricature of socialism, where Soviet workers had fewer rights than those in the west."