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  1. "Communist body/Capitalist body" performance in collaboration with British poet Mischa Foster Poole, performed at European Poetry Festival, London, November 29, 2021. Photos by Madeleine Rose Elliott

    The title refers to Marina Abramovic classic performance "Communist body/Fascict body" from the 1970ies, artists wanted to accent the difference of origin of both authors (Jelena born in USSR and Mischa in UK), also using their bodies deliverately the way to create physical obstacles, which need to be overcome in the reading process.

  2. Performance “Diсtatorship of poetry” (11/09/2021 at gallery Smilka) by Eriks Naivo and Jelena Glazova studies self-imposed diсtatorship of individual against themself, using such media as poetry, visual art and elements of insttallation.

    Poetry by Eriks Naivo, Jelena Glazova

    Music by Jelena Glazova

    Collages and mixed media drawings: Eriks Naivo, Jelena Glazova

  3. Performance "Perfect Language" with Anna Štefane on 16/07/21 at Alksnājs gallery, Riga

    Performance was dedicated to exhibition opening by Jelena Glazova "Perfect Language" (July, 2021)

  4. "Sexual Capital" is performance premiered at Starptelpa performance festival in Riga, Latvia, on 11/06/21. There are two performers - Jelena Glazova and Anna Štefane.
    Performance is inspired by M.Foucault ideas and works by K. Marx, that touch the topic of women's sexual role in society and her "sexual capital" that could grow and decrease. Women, taking part in performance, demonstrate ritual that reflects the game of biopolitical power.

    Concept, music, poetry - Jelena Glazova

  5. Performances in 2020: live at Arsenals exhibition hall with sci-fi poetry/soundscapes, exhibition Unexpected encounters, organised by Latvian Contemporary Art Centre, January;

    Live at Kaunas Artists' House, XAW event series, Kaunas, August;

    Live at NU performance festival, performance GREED with poetic texts/soundscapes, Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn, November. The piece GREED incorporates a sonic landscape born out of recited poems. It all begins with sounds made by reading pieces of poems from poetry collection GREED (Riga, 2019). The sound is triggered by the speech and grows into a massive, overwhelming canvas of sounds.

  6. Live with Leo Lobrev at Big Guild, Riga, White night festival, September 2019.

    Visuals by Vktors Keino, photo: Anna Laine.

  7. Collaboration with artist Vika Eksta - performance "Nebula Within" at Riga Performance Festival, Riga, June 2018

    Photos: Paulis Jakušonoks, Vika Eksta, Jeļena Glazova, Igors Gubenko, Anna Laine

    Performance is an artistic research on psychological reaction on sexual and psychological violence and individual practices of escapism that lead to disassociation and destruction of one's identity. It is inspired by a personality and tragic life story of the sister of Vika's grandmother Zonia who was deported to Germany for a forced labour as a teenager. Several years after returning home mental disorders started and followed her throughout her eighty five years long life. Zonia lives in several universes and sometimes her behavior was incomprehensible but she was very close person to Vika since childhood and inspired her for many interesting things. Sound space of the performance is based on the archive of vinyl records of “Big Medicine encyclopaedia” that was produced at the time when Zonia's mental illness was diagnosed - in the end of 1950s – beginning of 1960s.

    Performance is created and performed by Vika Eksta and Jeļena Glazova.

  8. Live at D27, visuals by VJ Oore

    Photos: stills from video by Valters Mednieks

  9. Live at Kolonia Artystow gallery, Gdansk (PL), visuals by Viktors Keino, December 2016

    Photo by Sylwester Galuschka

  10. Live at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, 28/10/17, Fishing for Islands programme

    Video stills credits - Dian Zagorchinov for TBA21–Academy

    Photos credits - Leslie Ranzoni for TBA21–Academy

  11. Live at Kyiv poetry week opening night, Plivka club, Kyiv, April 2017

  12. Live with Ieva Balode (expanded cinema) at KGB house, White night art forum, Riga and Process festival at KKC, Riga, September 2016 and March 2017

  13. Live at Kaliningrad cathedral, visuals by Viktors Keino, Kaliningrad (RU), organised by NCCA-Kaliningrad branch, August 19, 2016

    Photo: Julia Alekseeva

  14. Live in Kaliningrad at Art Gates gallery, visuals Viktors Keino, Sound Art Lab fest, August 2016

    Photo: Zina Shershun

  15. Live at Anglican church, Churches' night festival, Riga, June 2016

    Collaboration with VJ Viktors Keino/ live solo and duo with DUBNA (Māris Butlers)

    Photo: Ksenia Kolesnikova, Igors Gubenko

  16. Performance "Victims of Multitasking" in collaboration with Arturs Punte (Orbita) during Poetry Days - 2015, September 2015, KKC, Riga

    Poetry/ sound art/ video streaming performance. Simultaneous reading of poems, creation of soundscapes (using custom-made sound boxes with pedals for toes), writing of poem by both participants, video streaming.

    Photo: Herta

  17. Performance participation with Kiwa Noid (EE) at ;PARANOIA (EE) publishing house showcase at Riga Poetry map concert, Riga, Gertrudes ielas theatre, December 11, 2014

    Photo: Gabriela Livimagi

  18. Live at Fulldozer festival in a duo with Grigory Avrorin (RU), September 2014, Saint Petersburg

  19. Live at KUMU modern art museum of Estonia, with Zane Raudina visuals, finissage of Out of Sync sound art exhibition, January 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

  20. Live at Art's Birthday with Zane Raudina visuals, Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, January 12, 2013

    Photo by Mattias Ahlm/Sveriges Radio

  21. Alexei Borisov and Jelena Glazova live at Erarta, Saint Petersburg, November 9, 2013

  22. Live with Zane Raudina (visuals), Totaldobzhe Art Centre, Riga, September 12, 2013

  23. Live at ExperiMontag with Zane Raudina visuals, Madame Claude, Berlin, March 11, 2013

    Photos by Derek Holzer

  24. Live at Studio Loos with Erwin van Deutekom visuals, The Hague, March 28, 2013

  25. Live in Anglican church with Zane Raudiņa visuals, Skaņu Mežs (Sound Forest) festival anniversary final event, Riga, Latvia, 29th of November, 2012

    Photos by Kristīne Veinberga (

  26. Live with Latvian poet Edvins Raups at Skaņu Mežs festival, poetry/music project "Vārdrūme" (Wordspace), Latvian Radio Studio 1, Riga, October 6, 2012

  27. Live at Vilnius Noise Week, didecated to John Cage's 100th birthday, Venclova's House-Museum, Vilnius, September 5, 2012

    Photos by Agne and Shoot + Paste

  28. Live at Skaņu Mežs (Sound Forest) festival w/Zane Raudiņa visuals at Nauda, Riga, Latvia, September 1, 2012

    Photos and video by Zane Raudiņa

  29. "Reborn" video by Zane Raudina, sound by Jelena Glazova, created for Waterpieces festival screening, Riga, August 2012

  30. Live collaboration - noise improvisation with Derek Holzer, Riga, March 2012