Lateral Roma is an art space located in the Appio Latino district of Rome.
Lateral Roma was founded in October 2020 and is run by a team of artists and curators: Marta Federici, Jazmina Figueroa, Tobias Koch, and Geraldine Tedder. We are a self-organized project broadening our program beyond exhibition formats into a wider field of exchange, production, and research.
Lateral Roma’s programming is based on lateral thinking that is rooted in the erotic; it is fantastical, and even irrational that does not allow for any one distinct train of thought. Our approach is playful, sometimes strange and surreal, and embraces mistake/accident/humor: “You can park anywhere you like, as long as you like, so long as you leave your headlights full on.”
From exhibitions to participatory formats such as listening sessions, performative dinners, workshops, readings, film screenings, and talks, we are focused maintaining a diversity in formats and topics and in so doing understanding Lateral Roma more as stage than as script.
Thanks to Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Stiftung Temperatio, Istituto Svizzero.
Lateral thinking, as opposed to vertical thinking, is rooted in the erotic, in the animalistic; it is a fantastical, utopian, even irrational thinking that does not follow an obvious train of thought. It challenges routine, pattern, norm, and attempts to present a symbolic resistance in various ways. It is playful, sometimes strange and surreal, and follows principles such as mistake/ accident/ humour: “You can park anywhere you like, as long as you like, as long as you leave your headlights full on.” At first, this proposition performs efficiency, in the end, though, it is utterly idle. In this idleness, nonetheless, there is hidden the intention of shifting, something.
Lateral Roma is an art space located in Rome founded by Geraldine Tedder and Mathias Ringgenberg, and dedicated to a variety of artistic formats.
It was born out of the desire for a space that would allow us to connect to our current location. In the present difficult situation, we consider it all the more urgent to continue working in physical spaces as much as possible, to resist a simple shift of content into the digital realm, to band together with others who, from what we can tell from talks with people practising here, are seeking to engage with similar topics.
Thanks to Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung and Stiftung Temperatio.