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The Random Series
Miguel Ángel Tornero

The Random Series, Miguel Ángel TorneroThe Random Series
Miguel Ángel Tornero
Editorial RM
English, Spanish, Italian, German

Text by Carlos Fernández-Pello.


144 pages
314 x 243 mm
ISBN 9788415118954



The Random Series is a project that proposes a particular photographic exercise to be repeated in different cities. The series constitute a highly unusual approach to photography, to the city, and to the photographer himself. During his stay in each city, Tornero photographed his daily activities intensely and instinctively, accumulating a series of images that would provide the raw material for the final digital collages included in the volume. Curiosity and instinct prevailed in his approach to photography –and to the city–, in a combination of flâneur, a tourist obsessed with recording everything, and infant, taking in chaotic information unconsciously, without processing it, free of all conventionalism. As if seeing it all for the first time. In the process of creating these unsettling collages, Tornero used a glitch in a software that was not programmed to sew together apparently unrelated images. Ignorant of the parameters of cutting and pasting that the program was going to follow, he let the unexpected take the lead and mark the rhythm of the series. As we can see, the final result is largely left to chance.
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About the Artist
Miguel Ángel Tornero (b. 1978, Baeza) is a Spanish artist who uses mainly the mediums of photography and collage. Taking daily life as a starting point, his work consistently tests the limits of its medium. His work also centres around the physicality of the book, and its potential as an art object. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada and now lives and works in Madrid.

About the Publishers
Editorial RM is one of the most prestigious publishers of art books in Latin America, focusing primarily on photography and contemporary art. It also maintains a select catalogue of Latin American literary classics. It is based in Barcelona and Mexico City.

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