Just watched this serious of animations in a collection called "Cartoon Noir" (2000) on instant Netflix (Read the animation line-up HERE).
My favorite piece was called "The Club of the Discarded," or "The Club of the Laid Off" depending on the title translation. It is a piece from Czech animator Jiri Barta (about Barta).
It is about mannequins. Check it out!
Definitely gritty and Svankmajer-inspired. I LOVE that you can see the strings tying the mannequins down.