In the mad light of that morning, we acted “as if”. It was last Friday and the actress Ariane Moret was telling her dream of Dangerous Liaisons, after Choderlos de Laclos. His Dangerous should have seen the light of day this Tuesday at Théâtre 2.21 in Lausanne.
Is it the strut of a cavalier sun? Everything was pushing, the other day, to get rid of corsets. In her apartment, the Lausanne artist describes behind the scenes of a text that she co-wrote with journalist Anna Lietti. With it then, we act as if the Federal Council could keep its promise and reopen the darkrooms of fiction, even for a handful of opium addicts. As if the circuit of our evaporated nights would be reestablished. As if the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont could substitute the law of desire for the diktat of the pandemic.