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Max Lander

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Graduate Program in Digital Futures




Liaison is a multiplayer fetish game about awkward intimacies. It uses VR technology to accurately track positioning in physical space but is not a VR game. Eschewing the serious (though not the significant), Liaison explores constraint, fetish gear, and bodily entanglement from a place of both frustration and delight. Players are asked to don restrictive controllers that act as a catalyst for the release of inhibition via the gamespace. As players contort their bodies into intimate, often entangled shapes, building a multi-sensory landscape through collaborative movement and hampered but heightened physical communication, their actions serve as an allegory for the ways bodies and negotiations create play within Queer BDSM space.