Roger Miles‘s art practice is a combination of immersive installations, performance and the memorialization of found objects. He has used unusual residencies over the past three years as a source of objects and as a way of disrupting his normal work methods. The residencies include those at the local recycling and re-use centre, at a mannequin factory that was closing down, a window in Selfridges London, at the famous Olympic Studios in Barnes, London and at Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina. Whilst studying for an MA at the RCA he created a fictive archaeological dig, excavating 500 dolls house pieces from a solid cube of beeswax. The dolls house pieces were from his late mother’s dolls house collection and the excavation revealed old family stories and memories. Titled, The Battersea Hoard, he presented the installation at the RCA’s work in progress show in January 2017, which was attended by circa 2000 visitors over 3 days. His final MA show in 2018, the Bureau of Found Art Objects, was equally well attended and successful and led onto being part of the 2018-2019 Kaiser Chiefs’ curated show, at the York Art Gallery, When All is Quiet. He is currently helping the Olympic Studios pull together its archive of music, images, film and artifacts relating to the its rich music recording history. The owners opened a vinyl record shop opposite the studios in July 2018 and is managed by the artist as its official archivist – this has activated and housed the archive and provides a place where local residents can sell and buy vinyl records.

During his 2016 residency at Elsewhere, Miles created Resonate/Generate.