Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Mannequins have left the Building

“The Mannequins Have Left The Building”
Artist in Residence Show - 20 April to 30 June 2016

The Mannequins have left the Building is a show of work by Fraser and I resulting from my three month residency, last year, at proportiom>london's mannequin factory and warehouse. Here are two private view dates for your diary, at proportion>london’s Shoreditch showroom. Both are on First Thursday in Shoreditch, when all the local art galleries open late.

6-9 pm on Thursday, 5 May 2016  - For friends and family of the artists 

6-9 pm on Thursday 16 June, 2016 - For friends and family of the artists and clients of proportion>london

The showroom is at 65 Leonard St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4QS

If you can’t make either of these dates, I can give you a guided tour from 1 May to 30 June, during the week, between 9 am and 5 pm. Contact me in advance so that I can be there to let you in and show you around.

Roger - 07770 310879


For the 3 months from 1st February 2015, Roger Miles was the artist in residence at proportion>london’s Blackhorse Road factory and warehouse. During this time, he documented the gradual removal of mannequins and factory equipment to the company’s new factory in Heigham Park and made artwork out of the objects and materials being disposed of. Roger was joined by the photographer, Fraser Carr Miles.

The aim of the residency was to capture the beauty and craft of the mannequin sculpturing and production process and to create an archive of images and objects of the old, now-demolished factory and warehouse. The images and work made reference the displacement of communities, tenderness between individuals, transparent beauty, factory images and the power of memorialised objects.

Roger is interested in the history, memorialisation, cannibalisation and re-use of found objects and the stories that go with them. He uses cyanotype printing and photography to document these objects
Fraser is interested in how the photographic image can become an object and how its final form interacts with the viewer’s interpretation of the photo. He utilises his book binding skills in his work, developed as a studio member of the London Centre for Book Arts.

proportion>london is a design-led visual merchandising services company specialising in the design and manufacture of mannequins, bust forms and visual merchandising related equipment.
Often working in collaboration with world-renowned fashion illustrators and designers, the company constantly strives to produce original and unique collections of mannequins, body forms and related collections that are aesthetically stunning, inspirational, modern and effectively practical.
proportion>london combines the latest ideas and techniques with a wealth of manufacturing expertise and experience to capture the essence of retailing today -- and into the future. It aims to provide the perfect visual merchandising solution for the most forward thinking retail brands.

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