L’association du Salopard (Bastard’s association in English) is a not-for-profit organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded in 2005, the association was behind the cultural project of Le Bourg, in an old cinema built in 1912 in the historical centre of Lausanne, Switzerland. L’association du Salopard has since organized thousands of events such as concerts, projections, underground festivals and other various cultural activities to become one of the most renowned venues for experimental and underground music in Europe.
Since 2015, Jonas Meier has taken over the graphic identity, posters, programs and artistic interventions. The identity has constantly changed throughout the years, becoming an array of different images, typographies and photographs.
Each programme in the 2022-2023 season portrays a piece of the rural Sicilian world. Each with a deliberately anecdotal starting point. From this departure and through the encounters, the image of a chaotic, preserved and somewhat disenchanted world is woven. This journey takes us from Palermo to Caccamo and its radioactive lake where cows bathe, to the romantic but impossible approach of Mount Etna, to the island of Pantelleria where vines grow in holes and the wine is consumed before it is even picked.