Meta-Morphosis

Belgium
established
2015

Meta-Morphosis

Description, aims and activities

   Meta-Morphosis is a cultural-engineering agency that specializes in preserving heritage through art.
For each of our projects, we create an art book, itinerant exhibitions, and virtual visits, which get a lot of media coverage. Partnerships with international artists enable us to celebrate yesterday’s craftsmanship in order to promote those of today.
For each one of our works, we try to preserve the memory of places and to pass on “the pride of human beings” who have worked there. And for every project, new generations are involved in the discovery of our History through multimedia tools or though interactions with artists.
With their investigation of the colliery Hasard in Cheratte near Liège in Belgium, Axel Ruhomaully and Franck Depaifve founded Meta-Morphosis. The first book “Ceci n’est pas que du patrimoine” was a big success, and the heritage preservation projects led by Meta-Morphosis extend today from the Brussels’ justice palace to the steel industrial heritage of Charleroi, as well as the 50th anniversary of independence of Mauritius and the past textile industry of Verviers.
  In collaboration with Belgian and international artists, we customize furniture and industrial material retrieved on iconic sites. The provenance of this material is certified by Meta-Morphosis. The profits of the sales ultimately finance the projects of Meta-Morphosis, that aim to preserve industrial memory. The goal is the preservation and valorization of the industrial heritage, by the creation of works of Art.

radius of action, range:
national
Partenaire du Google Art & Culture et de l’UNESCO, Meta-Morphosis compte quatre employés à Bruxelles et deux à l’île Maurice.
Native language of the association
French
Countries in which we do look for a partner :
no preference / every EU country
Languages to be used in communication
English
French
Dutch
Spanish
Portuguese
address of the association
175 rue Bara, B-1070 Bruxelles
Representative
Franck Depaifve, fondateur, franck@meta-morphosis.org