Collection: Atelier visits


Artist Encounter in the Heart of Lyon's historic Silk Weavers' district

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The first programme of his artistic city tours + atelier visits Roman developed in 2021 as a commission by the Museum for the History of Lyon (Musées Gadagne).

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Get a taste of what is awaiting you during your atelier visit and the artistic city tours.

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VIDEO-TRAILER: The Waterweaver (2023)

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1. A peek into the atelier (20min): 5 €/person (limited places)

2. Atelier Visit (1,5h): 2-15 adults 25 €/person

3. Atelier visit + Workshop (3h): 3-7 adults 55 €/person

4. Artistic City Tour + Atelier Visit (3h): 3-15 adults 40 €/person

5. Artistic City Tour + Atelier Visit + Workshop (4h): 3-7 adults 65 €/person

For individual visits/smaller groups please see below (detailed profiles of all offers)

MEET the 'Waterweaver'

Roman was born on the German North Sea coast, exposed to the tides, between sheep and lighthouses.

Former lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts – in his past life: lawyer in an international law firm.

DISCOVER his atelier

a true mille-feuilles ("thousand-sheets") of history:

It’s located in an ancient building (1650) in the heart of Lyon's historic silk weaving district – in the 1950s it was a legendary "clandé", a clandestine house of prostitution!

SURPRISE a friend ...?

You may also offer the visit to Roman's atelier as a surprise gift to a friend.

Provide us with the address and the person will get the invitation via old-school handwritten postcard, signed by Roman & Tarantula.


through Roman's artistic eye:

Protagonists of the PAST: silk weaver icons, the emblematic Mères Lyonnaises, ...

TODAY's inhabitants of the district: street artists, emerging fashion designers, underground musicians, ...

FEEL history coming alive


Examine original objects such as ancient weaver spindles, stamps & silkworm cocoons.

DISCOVER how Lyon's history

resonates with Roman's freediving adventures in pursuit of the largest fish on our planet:

W H A L E S H A R K S.

DIVE behind the scenes

of his interdisciplinary experiments,

combining art, science, history, literature and philosophy.

TOUCH the bottom of


Deep-sea sediments from over 5000 metres, Roman's artistic working materials, brought back from his scientific expedition aboard the German research vessel SONNE.

MEET Roman's poetic accomplice

T A R A N T U L A,

a type-writer, born in the 1960s, with whom you will be able to bond during the workshops to write your own texts.



In Roman's workshops, create a unique collage through an interaction of different experimental techniques: Japanese suminagashi, frottage à la Max Ernst and drip painting – while producing your own ink with the help of Cassiopeia (an ancient turtle ink stone) and water originating from Lyon’s aquatic arteries: the Saône and the Rhône river.

EXCHANGE with Roman

in the language you prefer: English, French, German (all fluent)

or Spanish – ¡un pocito más experimental!

ARE you a DINOSAUR ...

with a rather old-school mindset like Roman who doesn't find online payments all that appealing?

Give us a call, book your visit in person and pay in cash on arrival. Also reachable via whatsapp, signal and telegram:

+33 (0)769 33 26 99


Check out below Roman's offer of atelier visits, artistic city tours & workshops.

Normal atelier visits (1,5h) are at 25 €/person if you are 2 people or more.