Cis Penance: Transgender Lives in Wait

Dr Zoyander Street

Cis Penance is an interactive documentary allowing users ‘speak’ with 45 UK transgender people, experiencing deferment and waiting. Based on in-depth interviews carried out in 2019-2021 through a series of residencies, remote and in-person, the work brings to the surface some of the non-binary and non-dual approaches to life and identity that emerge through trans experiences of queer time.

Zoyander Street is a neuroqueer and disabled artist-researcher, working at the weird fringe of indie games and creating interactive media based on social and historical research. They like to cross disciplinary boundaries, such as making live theatre with game-like interaction, or videogames for gallery spaces. Their work has been shown around the world, including Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago, Vancouver, and London.