Im November 2018 entdeckte Youtuber LukieMC im 2012 geschlossenen Tierpark Wildlife Wonderland außerhalb Melbournes einen toten Hai, eingelegt in einem Tank voller Formaldehyd. Der vor sich hinrottende Hai-Tank wurde daraufhin das beliebte Ziel von Urban Explorern. Mittlerweile steht Rosie und ihr Tank im Crystal World and Prehistoric Journeys Exhibition Centre, hier ihre Facebook-Seite und da ein Save Rosie-Crowdfunding für Investoren mit Fetisch für halbverweste Haie.
In the videos from other YouTubers that immediately follow, a television has been thrown into the tank, and a delicate network of cracks has appeared in the glass where someone has gone at it with a hammer or some other blunt object. Once again in the public eye, Rosie begins the process of vanishing. In hindsight, it’s obvious why people keep this sort of stuff to themselves. To varying degrees everyone has a killjoy dickhead somewhere inside them, but some of us are better at holding them in than others. When knowledge of something ruinable propagates at the speed of thought, I guess it’s inevitable that someone’s going to give in to that impulse. […]
The most curious thing is that right this second, [Rosie’s] both – somewhere between a viewable, touchable thing and what will remain when that entity is gone. In a way, her ongoing destruction makes her larger. As both of those things at once, Rosie is a carrier for multiple, intriguing ideas about the nature of expectation, the transmission of knowledge, and the lure of ruining things for everyone.