© Mayra Wallraff





                   The N.I.G.H.T Project




I was invited by Andrea Zittlau to „translate“ the poems of N.I.G.H.T in movement. N.I.G.H.T. is a book with poetry written by incarcerated men in Graterford, PA during creative writing / performance/ origami classes Andrea Zittlau facilitated between September 2015 and March 2016 together with¬†Jayne Thompson.¬†

Any attempt to embody the torments of incarceration would only be naive. Therefore I chose to create a physical poem, presented here as a photo essay, based on the aftertaste that left on me the reading of NIGHT. I used 1 qm, 2 neon lamps, a naked body, a soundtrack that was created based on fragments of the poems.

The collaboration with photographer Mayra Wallraff has been essential. It offered a gentle and at the same time penetrating view through the lences allowing non-tangible layers to be reveiled.

An e-book where the The N.I.G.H.T Project is part of will be published soon by A. Zittlau.


Creation: Litsa Kiousi

Photos: Mayra Wallraff