Moving through space is an act of infinite complexity. We do it constantly, yet often without a real sense of awareness. Sarah Rossiter is interested in responses to the particulars of specific places. In the case of this exhibition, her site is the idyllic Mills campus. It’s a place filled with implied histories. Over time, ivy has grown over the walls, obscuring an evolution of use and perhaps neglect.

In her photographs and video, Rossiter points us to things we might overlook and elements in the landscape and architecture that, through a shift in scale and lighting, take on heightened senses of mood and implication. Less concerned with practical use than richness of atmosphere, Rossiter slows down our perception of where we are by separating elements from their environment. A façade ornament resembles something altogether different – a pool, an audio speaker, an over-designed drain.

Making use of the Mills Museum’s distinct architecture, Rossiter’s video projection brings the outside in. Filmed on the brick staircase at the back of the building, a site that once served as the entrance and a long discontinued train stop, the piece depicts figures passing through a reflecting pool to pass from one place to another. Are we moving from the past to the present or future? Rossiter’s intervention transforms that act of movement into a dance with elements of play and transcendence.