Works
Inciting Force cycle
About
Relentless Flow Of Time  2023
Waves Of Future  2022—2023
Reality Will Manifest On Its Own 2022
Vicious Circle 2021
Parallel Dimensions 2021
FORCE FARCE FALSE 2020
Return of Lilith 2016—2021
The More Are See 2018
Hymn to the Sun 2017
Dust 2012
Presence 2011—2017
Ambivalent 2010

Video

On the Other Side2022—2021
Return of Lilith. Winter Solstice 2020













To Be at Sword’s Points

2016 - 2019



A series of self-portraits "To Be at Sword’s Points" (2016-2019) is part of the "Inciting Force" project.
This is a reference to the traditional Georgian dance with daggers. 
The images printed on metal plates are gesture frames of the author's performance, which has a verified drama, where each previous “frame” is a continuation and development of the next. In the series, the symbolism of metal is important, which the artist repeatedly uses in her works as a conceptually expressive material. 
Using a multi-layered structural-semiotic language, Zhanna Gladko, in her series of self-portraits, examines and transcodes well-known cultural symbols, icons that have emerged in art, literature, cinema, mass media,
as well as mythological symbols, superstitions associated with various phenomena, replicated in society as a stereotype.
In the series "On Knives" it is the symbolism of weapons (swords, daggers); typical stable expressions: "on knives", "knife behind the back", "on the edge of a knife", "like a knife on", "knife in", etc .; superstitions: "cutting the hair with a knife", "knife on the table", "crossed knives", etc.

In 2019, the series was supplemented with an installation with knives, on which expressions were printed, characteristic of modern femme, queer, gender discourse, emphasizing conflict, fragmentation, polarity, and at the same time the layering and mixing of various critical fields.