Caesar’s Bridge is a performance based on the ideas behind Julius Caesar building a bridge over the Rhineland. The sculptural/architectural installation by Ilie Paun Capriel places the audience below the orator.


Every House Has A Door - Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish - create performances based on historically or critically neglected subjects, in which the subject(s) remain absent from the works. Distinct modes – recitation, installation, movement, music – invite the viewer to assemble the parts in duration and to rediscover the missing subject within their own space and time.


Biography of Speaker/Presenter:

Every House Has A Door was formed in 2008 by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg. Lin Hixson 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. She has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Chicago Dancemakers’ Forum. She is Full Professor of Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Matthew Goulish was awarded a Lannan Foundation Writers Residency in 2004. He received an honorary doctorate from Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth in 2007, and shared a Foundation for Contemporary Art fellowship with Hixson in 2014. His essays have appeared in numerous journals and books. He teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.