by Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin
My mother was born in South Korea but she didn’t grow up there. Adopted in France at the age of 4, she has never returned to her native country and doesn’t talk about it either. She has often told me « it’s my story, not yours ».
I’m part of the second generation of adoption, the one that inherits information often partially or tabooed. But beyond her personal story, which other stories do I descend from ?
Maïté Minh Tâm JEANNOLIN is a French-Korean artist based in Brussels. Her practice includes dance, performance, video, photography and curating. She has worked with various choreographers and also visual and multimedia artists with whom she co-directed or participated in video, film and installation projects. In 2015, she co-created with Charlotte Marchal and Justine François, Coupé Décalé, a Brussels curation collective crossing the fields of performance, cinema and academic research (social sciences, philosophy, art history, neuroscience…).