The objective of the project 'Mirrored Waters' is to promote the visions and imagination of riverside communities of the São Francsico River in northeast Brazil and to articulate a poetic visual communication network that places water at the centre of its reflections. The workshops were realized in four comunities with the participation of between 14 and 18 people in each workshop, involving a total of 60 people directly and more that 600 indirectly.
The project involves workshops that combine the construction of handmade cameras with exercices that stimulate visual creativity and participatory reasearch techniques that reflect on the use and importance of river water resources. At the end of each workshop a magical projection of photographic images occured on the water, with the images being symbolically returned to the river that helped create them. The images were accompanied by a poetic soundtrack of sounds recorded by the participants during an exercise 'listening' to the river. The long term aim of the project is to return to these communities in 2020 following the conclusion of the são Francisco river divertion project, to reflect once again on the evolution of the visions of the simbolic, cultural and economic importance of the river over time.