Bert Cole

Bert Cole

BERT
Baptised in a torrent of petrol and adrenaline, Bert Cole was riding motorbikes at the age of 6, welding by the age of 9 and at his first Glastonbury by the age
of 10 where a perfect storm shaped his future path. By 2000, he was master of the world’s largest tent and after 5 years touring the world he returned to the UK where he founded Arcadia with Pip Rush.ent from my iPhone


ARCADIA
Arcadia fuse reshaped military hardware, flaming explosions, sculpture, performance, engineering, architecture, adrenaline, immersion and bass into a primal unity.
Founded in 2007 by Pip Rush and Bert Cole on a shared love of unconventional creativity and high octane dynamics, Arcadia have consistently sought to push the barriers of spectacle and sensory experience.

Best known for their 41 tonne, 'fire breathing Spider’, Arcadia rework military machinery and industrial components into celebratory environments and dance arenas, following a strong transformational and conscious ethos. Using only recycled materials allows ideas and installations to be shaped by random finds and an element of synchronicity rather than building structures to a pre defined design. Arcadia was founded on three guiding principles.

Transforming the form and function of military hardware and the refuse of oppressive technology into unifying spheres of positivity.

Creating immersive environments that lock crowds into a non linear, egalitarian space.
Forging a vivid spectrum of elements into multi sensory experiences that transcend any one focus.
Since tearing out of a cowshed in Dorset with their first structure, the Afterburner, Arcadia have gone on to develop a series of mechanical landscapes and performance based shows; most notably the Spider and the Landing Show.  Having blazed a molten trail at major festivals, they collaborated with New Zealander Carlos van Camp to form the Tesla inspired Lords of Lightning and built the mobile, amphibious Bug Stage which featured at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics.
2014 saw Arcadia be given a permanent area of their own at the Glastonbury Festival and the announcement of international events in Thailand and New Zealand. They were awarded ‘Best Live Production’ at the 2014 TPI Awards
 

Read more

Add speaker to favorites
Remove from favorites
back
Data Policy
Communications

Our data
collection policy

I agree to the Privacy Statement of the ADE Foundation, including the following ways of using your personal data by the ADE Foundation and/or third parties selected by the ADE Foundation:
Using personal data on your device

The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.

Making a personal profile of your interests based on your use of our Website(s) and Platform

The collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as on other websites or apps, over time. Typically, the content of the site or app is used to make inferences about your interests, which inform future selection of advertising and/or content.

Sending you tailor-made ads

The collection of information, and combination with previously collected information, to select and deliver advertisements for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such advertisements. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select ads, processing data about what advertisements were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action related to the advertisement, including for example clicking an ad or making a purchase. This does not include personalisation, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise advertising and/or content for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

Sending you tailor-made content

The collection of information, and combination with previously collected information, to select and deliver content for you, and to measure the delivery and effectiveness of such content. This includes using previously collected information about your interests to select content, processing data about what content was shown, how often or how long it was shown, when and where it was shown, and whether the you took any action related to the content, including for example clicking on content. This does not include personalisation, which is the collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, such as websites or apps, over time.

Measuring your use of our Website(s) and Platform and the content we have provided to you

The collection of information about your use of the content, and combination with previously collected information, used to measure, understand, and report on your usage of the service. This does not include personalisation, the collection of information about your use of this service to subsequently personalise content and/or advertising for you in other contexts, i.e. on other service, such as websites or apps, over time.

Agree to
our communications

I agree to the Privacy Statement of the ADE Foundation, including the following ways of using your personal data by the ADE Foundation and/or third parties selected by the ADE Foundation:
Required (*)
Why am I seeing this?
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now