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 is composed of a diptych of images that vacillate between silence and noise frozen in the moment of the photograph. These resolutely sonorous images come from wanderings in the deep Sicilian countryside. A monologue under the storm at the naval port of Palermo, an attempt to tour the island of Alicudi which has 3000 goats for 104 inhabitants, Burgio, its dogs and President Franco of independent Sicily, the village of Piana degli Albanesi which still preserves its dialect from more than five centuries and of course the scopa of Geraci Siculo.