At Mirrored River was inspired by the Gaelic word Teannalach (pron. “chann-ah-lack”). Teannalach is a Gaelic word used in western Ireland which means awareness. In particular, it is awareness of that which is intangible and hushed; of being aware of the quietness and presence of people and the spaces they inhabit. With this in mind, photographer Enda Bowe sought to capture the teannalach of stories and dreams within a singular town.
The project is entirely made in an ordinary small industrial town although it is not a literal documentation about the town. The chosen space is deliberately reflective of other similar industrial towns across the world.
As the project unfolded, it became less about the location of the project and more about mapping the feelings contained within the town. At Mirrored River is about the awareness of who we are, the questions we ask and the dreams we project. It is about the teannalach of a place.
64 pages, 27.5 x 22.5 cm, softcover, Blue Swallow (London)