“Never Ending Artist” is an improvisation performance by Isabella Heigl (Painting) and Agustín Castilla-Ávila (Electric Guitars) inspired by the songwriting and philosophy of Bob Dylan, and proposing a interdisciplinary approach to artistic practice.
The performance consists of an improvised painting and music springing from the themes, quotations, and insights of Bob Dylan. The goal of the project is to present not just a multidisciplinary work but also to explore the trans-disciplinary possibilities between painting and music, resulting in a theoretical classification based on these performances.
“Never Ending Artist” is a seven-weeks research project funded by the International Society of Mozarteum University Salzburg in Austria.
Isabella Heigl lives and works in Salzburg as a painter and videomaker. She studied Russian at Paris Lodron University and painting and videoart at Mozarteum Salzburg. She’s a member of the feminist performance collective psysisters and founder of the art collective isibank. In her work she tries to think painting at the intersection of action, performance and poetry.
Agustín Castilla-Ávila has worked as a composer in Europe, Asia and America. His music has been directed by D. Russell-Davies, J. Kalitzke, T. Ceccherini, A. Soriano, H. Lintu and H. Schellenberger, among others. He has written solo, chamber, orchestra, theater, choreography and five chamber operas. He has published for Doblinger Verlag, Bergmann Edition, Mackinger Verlag, Da Vinci Edition, Verlag Neue Musik and Joachim Trekel. In 2013 he received the Musik Jahresstipendium from the Salzburg Region.