The project by Richard Clar and Dinis Afonso Ribeiro seeks to reconnect all Portuguese speaking contries. Taking water samples from the eight countries (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guine-Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe, and East Timor), Clar and Ribeiro intend to send the water samples into space inside a liquid mixing apparatus (shown above).
The idea is to expose the water to low-gravity and mix the waters in a symbolic way and in a neutral environment. The project aims to increase unification of Portuguese speaking countries and celebrate their common language.
Alma da Agua translates to Water of the Soul, a befiting title for this endeavour. It suggests that all Portugeuse people are a part of the same soul because of their heritage. It tells us not to forget our past and to remember where we come from.