Niya B > 912

15 - 19 November 2023

‘912’ is a VR 360 video that delves into the lives of trans and non-binary individuals as they navigate the daily challenge of waiting and carrying on.

The title reflects the number of days Niya had to wait for her first appointment at the Gender Identity Clinic. The wait times have been increasing across the UK, with first appointments now taking anywhere from three to five years.

The project consists of three parts, each capturing one-third of the 912-day journey, using a 360 camera. Niya engaged with diverse communities of trans and non-binary people in Birmingham and London through workshops and participatory performances. 


‘912’ goes beyond a personal story to resonate with a wider audience, exploring conditions of waiting, frustration, hope, resilience and community support.

Visitors at Kupfer will experience the 360 video through a VR headset within an immersive
video-sound installation.

The exhibition is supported by Hackney Council's Pride365 grant programme for Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance and is produced in collaboration with Queer Art Projects and Kupfer.

Opening hours
Wednesday 15 November 12:00 – 19:00
Thursday 16 November 12:00 – 19:00
Friday 17 November 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 18 November 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday 19 November 11:00 – 18:00


We have viewing slots available to ensure everyone who visits has the chance to watch the
360 video.
Please book your slot below (£1 minimum donation):
If you are unable to afford a donation, please send us a message on Outsavvy event page,
and we will provide you with a complimentary ticket.


There are two external steps from street level to the ground floor space of the venue, where
the exhibition is taking place. Kupfer has a movable ramp to make the space wheelchair
accessible. Please let us know in advance of your visit if you need to use the ramp to access
the space.

Toilets are located on the first floor of the venue. There are a number of venues in the area (pubs, cafés, restaurants) that have step-free access to toilets. The closest one (next door) is the Fox pub with level access from the main entrance to the ground floor all-gender disabled toilet. Opening times of the pubs are Mon-Sat 12-11pm.


The 360 video is 10min long and visitors watch it through a VR headset standing. There will
be chairs available for those who need to sit, please ask.

Currently, there are no subtitles in the video. There will be a copy with large font text


Artist Bio

Niya B is a multi-disciplinary artist, working at the intersections of visual art and performance on ecology, (trans)gender embodiments, class, mythology and the knowledge held in the land and the performing body.

Niya has exhibited and performed extensively; among others, at Tate Britain (London), CCA (Glasgow), Site Gallery (Sheffield), BOM (Birmingham), International Print Biennale (Newcastle), Visioni Del Sud (Salento, Italy), 5th and 8th Thessaloniki Biennale (Greece), 2023 European Capital of Culture (Greece), 5th Moscow Biennale (Russia), Goldsmiths University of London, University of Leeds. Niya has been supported by Arts Council England, the British Council, Jerwood Arts and the Cultural Institute Leeds among others. In 2023, she became an artist-in-residence at BOM Immersive Lab.

Niya holds an MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield and is currently a candidate for a practice-as-research PhD at Kingston University, School of Art, where she is investigating the intersections of ecology and gendered embodiments.

For more information please visit:
IG: niya___b
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