The art collective takes its name from the street number where it is based in via del Plebiscito, in the historic centre of Frosinone, a district where many businesses have closed and very few doors remain open. The initial idea of the collective - the Foundation - dates back to 2nd April two years ago, when the first three members of the group came together. And then, on completion of the first year’s activity, Interno 36 launched the “Semi d’arte” cultural project, now a yearly event open to the citizens of Frosinone, with the aim of weaving a network between artists, creatives, makers and artisans. This is a close-knit group of young people that has gradually grown to consist of seven members, including photographers, videomakers, a restorer, a painter and a scriptwriter and film producer. All in a single space that only appears chaotic: it’s an alliance of different professions that leads to collaboration and new ideas. There’s the co-working part, and the part geared to the city, with the organization of courses, workshops for students and events. Their watchword is actually “contamination”, to create a total art platform. A lively, flourishing project that seeks to create a network of work contacts but which is also open to the community. Frosinone is not a city that lives on culture - although there is a highly receptive niche audience - but “Interno 36” seeks to focus on this very resource. And it intends to do so with humility, aiming for full inclusion. Their ties to the local area take the artists from “Interno 36” into the province’s schools to run courses and workshops, and opens the studio’s doors for exhibitions and events, with the aim of doing their bit in a small cultural revolution.
The story has been written by Caterina Grignani, writer.
In the centre of Frosinone, an art collective and co-working project open to citizens for a cultural revolution.