Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish led the performance collaborative, Goat Island, from 1987 to 2009. Hixson received an MFA in 1980 from Otis Art Institute; Goulish received a BA from Kalamazoo College. Based in Chicago, Goat Island performed a personal vocabulary of movement that was dancelike and pedestrian, incorporating historical and contemporary issues. Hixson and Goulish have recently started a new entity, Every house has a door, to explore project-specific works that include intercultural collaborations. Hixson and Goulish teach at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and are visiting faculty at Stanford University.