Frigolandia (literally “the land of Frigidaire magazine”, in other words a land in his unlimited and multi-media dimension, but also a land, a real ground…) is the project-dream-reality of the Republic of Imagination, Creativity and Art, an artistic creativity laboratory, the city of the Neverseenbefore Art.
The Republic of Frigolandia is a free union of persons: imaginary in his concept but real in his being, exactly placed on the verges of a beautiful medieval village, Giano dell’Umbria, the geographical center of Italy and access for the Monti Martani Natural Park which look over the lovely vineyard and olive valley that arrive until Assisi, in the heart of the precious triangle Todi-Foligno-Spoleto.
The substance of the project is based on the idea to let experience a thing “neverseenbefore” in a centre for artistic projects, perfectly metropolitan and cosmopolitan in his horizons, but operative in an agricultural and mountain heart where the relaxed and sweet landscape is an opportunity for considerations about the nature, without forgetting the human tempests and tragedies.
The Republic of Frigolandia is a community village, a place for putting “thinking voyagers” up, an island of an invisible archipelago (but real); it’s the first Maritime-Mountain Republic, an Academy of Imagination, a Socratic Ashram, a Euro-Tibetan Monastery, a school of art on the stocks, a confluence of minds and manual skills, of North and South, a fantastic circus for musicians, painters, poets and cooks.
Frigolandia intends to develop a research in the field of the Aesthetics and imaginary, based in the everyday life, without any separation between actors and public, artists and art lovers, literates and musicians, fakirs, animals and clowns.
We have a dream.
But what do we dream?
A well-groomed land where the trees are respected like persons.
A Socratic Academy to learn to speak, to create, to breath, to imagine with the humility of the wise persons.
A nomadic camp on the dreaming ways as the journey is still very long.
A “city of the future art” surrounded and hidden by the green wood of the Martani mountains, but vibrant and alive like a real cosmopolitan capital.
The President of the Republic of Frigolandia