Xsport On Paper


Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico,

Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand




The project “Xsport on Paper” stems from a previous research project “Pages of  Latin America: Publishing as Artistic and Political Practice in Brazil, Peru and Mexico” supported by Arts Travel Project by National Culture and Arts Foundation in 2018[1]. With the support of Visual Art Critic Project from the same foundation, Writing FACTory will publish Xsport on Paper: Publishing as Artistic and Political Practice at Present in 2020, a collection of case studies in several countries from Latin America and Southeast Asia on such topic. The book will be constituted by three categories: Samizdat, Manifesto and Archive. With each keyword shedding light on a way the gesture of writing entangles with politics, this book aims at providing the readers a general understanding of how people in those countries once colonized still fights with socio-economical turbulence from the historical burden. The book will be published in Mandarin and English and released under Creative Common License. In addition to paper book, people can also download the full text online.


[1] Interviewees include: 一串小米族語獨立出版工作室Tastubuqul tu maduq i malas-Bunun tu papatasanan (TW), 本冊Artqpie(TW), 史明Su Beng(TW), Tenda de Livros(BR), Edições Aurora (BR), Feira Plana (BR), Fabio Zimbres(BR), Paulo Silveira(BR), Automatica(BR), Meier Ramirez(PE), Romanet Silva Torres(PE), Escene Libre Libros(PE), Bisagra(PE), Pequeño Pato Salvaje(PE), IAGO (Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca)(MX), Gato Negro Ediciones(MX), Aeromoto(MX), Vernacular Institute(MX), Susana Vargas(MX), Revista nini(MX), RRD(MX), Esto es un libro(MX) and Ediciones Hungria(MX)