Influenced by Philip K. Dick, Alex Backstrom, born in Stockholm, Sweden, explore the perception of reality. Backstrom has always been drawn to the format of short stories. After the release of her first publication, Property of Scavenger, Alex Backstrom moved to California to study immediate writing at California State University of Fullerton. A subjective realism is evident in Alex Backstrom’s work. Through her stories, there is a feeling of existential dread as uncanny worlds emerge. Through a first person point of view, the reader is immediately placed inside a foreign reality that by instinct is perceived as real; a false awareness shaped by stated facts and attitudes. With a multitude of layers, Alex Backstrom uses metaphors to convey an authentic environment.
As owner and founder of Parallel Production, Alex Backstrom also produces artists’ books, exhibitions, and prints with a vision to generate the unexpected in the field of art and publications with a vision to present an alternative animation of the object and environment.
Base 05 Sci-fi In a remote desert a disoriented astronaut; Kate Walker, wanders aimlessly trying to figure out what has happened to her and where she is. As she is separated from the rest of her crew it becomes apparent they need her back at ‘base’ to finish the work they set out to do as time slips away.
Film (short) by Roy Rossovich
International Independent Publishing Book Award
California State University of Fullerton