This time last year Hedi Slimane was invited by MUSAC to portray with his camera the 18th edition of the major musical event. For the four days of July during which thousands of young people from all over the world concentrated on the shores of the Mediterranean to attend their annual date with music, Slimane pursued with his camera in hand to document his own beats in an aesthetic that only he can achieve. Now, almost a year later, the reflection of that work is presented in a project that, through an installation in Leon’s museum space, and a publication, puts the French creator’s aesthetic universe into perspective.
‘Rock Diary’ represents the printed part of the project conceived by Hedi Slimane for MUSAC. Designed by the artist himself, the publication consists of three books: the first one contains the images Slimane captured during his four day stay in Benicàssim, which focus on the relationships that take place between music celebrities such as The Horrors, Amy Winehouse and The Klaxons not to mention their audiences and most importantly-their fans. The second is a round up of what Hedi has been studying for the last decade- how artists and iconic figures in the industry have influenced the younger spectators. And finally the third provides a platform for the opinions of people such as Vince Aletti — American music journalist and photography critic for The New Yorker. This collectors item is a must have for Slimane fans!!