About:
Inciting Force cycle:
Works:
Inciting Force. First show (2012)
Destroyed Piano (2015)
Traffic Papers (2014 — 2018)
The Moon Shines Like Brass (2018 — 2019)
Hymn to the Sun (2017)
Self-portrait series: 
Inciting Force (since 2010 )
Not Alain Delon (2016 — 2018)
To Be at Sword’s Points (2016 — 2019)
HEroic (2016)
A Double Self-Portrait (2015)

FORCE FARCE FALSE (2020)
On The Other Side (2020 — 2021)
Return of Lilith (2019 — 2020)
The More Are See (2018)
Dust (2012)
Presence (2011 — 2017)
Ambivalent (2010)









FORCE FARCE FALSE

2020
Materials: glass, smog, dust, metal (brass)

The slogan Force Farce False created on the glass from the home secretaire from the dust that the artist collected at her parents' house, where she was quarantined in 2020. The inscription area also collected dirt, dust and smog from Partyzanski Avenue, on which the windows of her parents' flat look. The glass stood on the balcony since the spring of 2020 for many months.

In the video, which was filmed by the artist during the protests in Minsk, we can see and hear how motorcars and protesters move along Partyzanski Avenue on different days during the Sunday marches in Minsk, as well as the column of protesters during the "Partyzanski March" on 18 October.




The video is supplemented by sound that the artist recorded during her participation in the largest protest "Freedom March" in Minsk on August 16, 2020.

The inscription FORCE FARCE FALSE refers to a time of slogans, manifestos, doubts, instability, fears and hopes, a time of anger and enthusiasm that looms in the air, a time of strength and weakness. A time of transparency and falsification of events; of fragility of the present and illusory proximity/distance, of borders; a time of anxious waiting, fear of the unknown, timelessness, illusion, phantom.

The artist herself points out that this slogan is “a symbolic dedication to a turning point in time in the era of post-truth, when the flow of information is characterized by the layering, displacement and devaluation of meanings.”











Video (work in progress):








Group exhibition FEAR


Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
2020





In the autumn of 2014, Zhanna Gladko's father destroyed the piano she learned to play as a child. The artist witnessed only the final stage of the meticulous destruction of the musical instrument. Zhanna Gladko video-recorded her father gradually, element by element, chopping up and dismantling the instrument into smallest details.
It is worth drawing parallels with an earlier work from the Inciting Force series, in which the artist destroyed her father's hunting pouch. In one of the video documentaries of the project, the artist destroyed the cartridges she and her father used to make for hunting together when she was a child. The artist emptied them. She also created objects out of the dust collected in her parents' house mixed with gunpowder taken from the cartridges. In this paradoxical way – through destruction – an attempt was made to reach dialogue and reconciliation.
This is exactly what happened with the musical instrument: the father did not just destroy the piano, but left the most valuable, in his opinion, fragments of the instrument (brass pedals and strings) and he also created a small table from some of its parts.

The three-channel video demonstrates: a slogan created by dust on glass from the artist's parents' flat, displayed on the balcony during the 2020 protests in Belarus; the process of the artist's father destroying her piano ( “Destroyed Piano” / 2015 ); the artist's performance with strings (”The Moon Shines Like Brass” / 2016 - 2019). 
The Inciting Force series demonstrates through personal conflict how a cleansing liberation can be achieved through the practice of destruction and how the systems of control, domination, repression and fear can be overcome.