Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin Maïté Minh Tâm Jeannolin is an artist based in Brussels. After notably studying at P.A.R.T.S (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios), she took a winding path full of detours and forks in the road to develop the artistic practice that she has today, involving dance, performance, video, photography and arts programming.
She works with various choreographers (Benjamin Vandewalle, Philippe Saire, Yasmine Hugonnet, Géraldine Chollet) and will soon become a close artistic collaborator of Radouan Mriziga, a Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) choreographer based in Brussels whose work deals with, among other topics, anti-imperialism and decolonisation.
She also works with visual artists and videomakers, with whom she co-directs or participates in video, film and installation projects (Charley Case, Fabrice Samyn, Chloé De Bon, Trân Tran).
Since 2013, she has been working on a research project that is in between video art and video dance centred on the concept of landscape with Charlotte Marchal.
In 2015, together with Justine François and Charlotte Marchal, she co-created Coupé Décalé, a curation collective combining the fields of performance, cinema and academic research (social sciences, philosophy, art history, neuroscience, etc.).
Based on the programming of works, they invite artists, theorists and the public to discuss themes developed in several cycles. In 2021, they created MULTIPLIER LES MONDES, an immersive sound-based performance and podcast series that was the culmination of several years of research on modified states of consciousness and in particular the phenomenon of trances.
Her Curieuse Résidence
« My mother’s forced cultural integration, amplified by her silence–which I want to respect–produced a feeling of being doubly distanced from my history.
These successive areas of darkness lead me to question inheritance and our capacity to actively inherit (by making them exist) stories, struggles and knowledge of which we are a link in the chain, an intersection.
My mother’s personal story resonates with those of other adopted women, adopted Korean women and Korean women. These are stories that are intertwined with the patriarchal and colonial systems.
This project is an attempt to make a family that goes beyond blood ties by forging new alliances and new lineages through a process of passing on stories that offer (me) a vital alternative to erasure and silence. »
For Maïté Minh Tâm, “Les Filles de Seolmundae Halmang” (Seolmundae Halmang’s Daughters - provisional title) is a writing project that borders on a documentary, fiction and performance.
By enlisting the concept of myth–the myth of international adoption, the family myth and the traditional South Korean myth of Seolmundae Halmang intersect and overlap–her research looks at how storytelling can reconfigure reality.
Over the course of this year, Maïté Minh Tâm will meet various people who will take part in her project, in particular artists and activists who tackle the issues and challenges of international and transracial adoption.
She will also work closely with the pansori singer and writer Kwon Songhee, Wee Jongcheon, who will assist her as a French-Korean interpreter, Charlotte Marchal for images and her sisters Marion, Noémie and Nina Jeannolin.