Taller XD/Cráter Invertido – Miss Read

Taller XD/Cráter Invertido

We are Taller XD, a collective of editorial production, distribution and learning about self-publishing that is part of the Cráter Invertido (https://craterinvertido.org/), a collective of Mexican artists that is part of the Arts Collaboratory program (https://artscollaboratory.org/). The collective has participated in various events and art projects around the world. Being part of the Venice Biennale, Gwangju Biennale in Korea. Document fifteen in Kassel, with Lumbung Radio as Radio Tropiezo and Lumbung Press. Among other projects. We publish and distribute collaboratively and with the help of programs, projects, and organizations. The topics we address are: art and author books, comics and graphic novels, drawing, essays on politics, philosophy, social movements, struggles against hegemonic systems, social and cultural emancipation, and art. We have participated in various Art and Publication fairs. Among them: Index Art Book Fair in Mexico, BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair, I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel.
Kuns by Return
Jaza, Way, Teo, Kuns by Return, Crater Invertido, 2022 © Jaza, Way, Teo

An aura of mystery pervades Kuns by Return, a black and white comic with almost no written language, and a little that leaves readers guessing on both its content and author/s. The first few pages show a masked and cloaked figure digging holes in a barren landscape, unearthing bones and ancient statues that echo the pictographic languages of the Maya and other Pre-Columbian civilizations. Eventually, faces of flesh and sinew emerge from the deep, gazing intently from the present? The comic gives no easy answer but instead sends readers, and its masked protagonist, on a road trip from a desert to bustling metropolis.

Year of the Tiger
Kun Ling, Year of the Tiger, Crater Invertido, 2023 © Kun Ling

Year of The Tiger is a 108 pages photographic memoir printed on risograph, a search for memory and being. It consists of images created in recent years before and during pandemic, and interweaves two personal journeys that form an intimate dialogue between different times and spaces at this watershed moment we are facing globally.

Year of The Tiger was made at the beginning of 2023 in Mexico City, in support and company of Erik Tlaseca at Taller XD and printed in Inverted Crater.

Andrea Fuego, Lesbianario, Crater Invertido, 2018 © Andrea Fuego

"I publish myself This tome is an experiment. Here, I present to you the changes that my subjectivity went through when questioning the choreographies of desire under the monopoly of heteropatriarchy. I lose mystique, I know. But it's my way of responding to the jungle "what about you?" that came to me delayed — but just as powerful. This experiment allowed me to get through my blunders and not burn my notes when reading them back. / This is my skinless meat. / These are the flashes of the other worlds that I caught a glimpse of. Yes, there are other possibilities. / Welcome. /Andrea Fuego”