Full Metal Aquatic: A Future Seas Thriller

Published: 26 Jan, 2022

Art credit: Sacha Bryning

The Centre for Marine Socioecology invites you to the performance of ‘Full Metal Aquatic’ to celebrate the launch of the Future Seas project and to mark the upcoming Future Seas special issue in the Journal Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. The event has been recognised as a UN Ocean Decade Activity.

In the year 2030, the Reverie floating platform is the ultimate in offshore luxury: a high-end tourist destination, fish farm and energy source. Without warning, it's been taken down by hijackers. Now, Reverie designer Lara Nguyen is reluctantly pulled out of retirement to help infiltrate the facility she left a decade ago - and to face her own dark secrets.

Full Metal Aquatic is a high-stakes action thriller set in the oceans a decade from now. But crucially, the story takes place in two different futures. Working with researchers from the Future Seas project, writers Jordan Prosser and David Finnigan will tell the story of the Reverie's hijacking in the future we hope to see - and in the future we want to prevent. It is designed to be a light-hearted and creative way to explore what our future could feasibly look like, depending on the actions we take now.  

This is an online performance followed by a game and discussion hosted by experts which unpacks the critical forces that are shaping the future of our oceans.

There are three options to attend online, the performance will be the same, but the introduction will vary to suit the different audiences:

  1. An online performance aimed for the Future Seas Participants and the remote scientific audiences (International and mainland Australia) on the 1st Feb at 7pm (Hobart time). Introduction by Dr Kirsty Nash (book for the online performance here).
  2. An online performance aimed for local marine stakeholders on the 2nd Feb at 2pm (Hobart time). Introduction by Dr Beth Fulton (book for the stakeholder event here).
  3. An online performance aimed for the general public on the 2nd Feb at 6.30pm (Hobart time). Introduction by Prof Gretta Pecl (book for the public event here). Download poster of the event here.

Please follow the links to register or contact: cms.admin@utas.edu.au

Event co-sponsors:

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