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Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish

Interseminars | Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish: "14 ways of looking at the future"

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Humanities Research Institute
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300
Oct 18, 2022   7:30 pm  
Humanities Research Institute
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"14 ways of looking at the future" : a public lecture presented by Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, co-founders of the Chicago-based performance company Every house has a door. This lecture is part of the Interserminars event series.


Matthew Goulish co-founded Every house has a door in 2008 with Lin Hixson. He is dramaturg, writer, and sometimes performer for the company. His books include 39 microlectures – in proximity of performance (Routledge, 2001), and The Brightest Thing in the World – 3 Lectures from the Institute of Failure (Green Lantern Press, 2012). His essays have appeared in Richard Rezac Address (The Renaissance Society, 2018) and Propositions in the Making – Experiments in a Whiteheadian Laboratory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He teaches in the Writing Program of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lin Hixson co-founded Every house has a door in 2008, the Chicago-based performance company that she directs. She was director of the performance group Goat Island (1987 – 2009). She was awarded the United States Artists Ziporyn Fellowship in 2009, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts fellowship in 2014, and received an honorary doctorate from Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth in 2007 (awards shared with collaborator Matthew Goulish). She has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Chicago Dancemakers’ Forum. Her writing has been published in the journals Poetry, Performance Research, and Parallax, as well as the anthologies Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage (2017); The Creative Critic – Writing as/about Practice (2018). She is Professor of Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Interseminars is supported by the Mellon Foundation.

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