March – September 2012
Henry Art Gallery
Gary Hill Retrospective
Reilly Donovan: lead assistant to Gary Hill, lead installer
“Glossodelic Attractors suggests a range of meanings from the etymologies “glosso-” (fr. Greek “language, tongue”) and “-delic” (fr. Greek “make manifest, visible”) and resonates with “glossolalia” and “psychedelic.” “Attractors,” in addition to the mathematical meaning of “a set towards which a dynamical system evolves over time (e.g., strange attractor),””connects with the “-tropic” part of “psychotropic”-attractors that orient the mind, turn the mind in a new direction. The title indicates that the selected works perform singular initiations into dynamical/lingual events. As psychotropic languaging vehicles these works reorient the mind by altering our conception of what language is. They attract possible language realities-or, rather, lingualities.”
– George Quasha, in dialogue with Gary Hill and Charles Stein
For Glossodelic Attractors I helped organize and set up all of the systems for every installation in both parts of the show.