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Break Into The Aquarium

For everyone who’s ever dreamed of pulling off a heist on a major tourist attraction.


Break Into The Aquarium is a show about the future of nature. How is humanity’s relationship with the wild changing? How are our choices today shaping the ecology of the coming decades and centuries?

For this project, David worked with biologists, zookeepers and activists to explore possible future scenarios for non-human species, and to plan a large-scale raid on a high-profile aquarium.

Taking in guerilla rewilding projects, efforts to bring extinct species back from the dead, bio-activists seeking to leave messages in chicken DNA, urban evolution and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s plan to introduce rhinos to Australia, Break Into The Aquarium is a tour of possible futures for the wild.

This show does not endorse criminal activity. But it does, it does, it does.


Break Into The Aquarium was commissioned by Nesta for FutureFest 2020. The show is available to watch online for free via Nesta’s FuturePlayer.