Square of Paranoia

"Overlords" (1976/2013). Courtesy of David Levine"Overlords" (1976/2013). Courtesy of David Levine

This exhibit attempts to make sense of a set of cassettes, negatives, and Super 8 footage that artist David Levine found in late 2010. The known facts are these: the films and recordings were made by Levine’s father, an anthropologist; Levine’s father was implicated in an art-world scandal in 1970; Levine’s parents divorced in 1973; his father died when Levine was 10.

The exhibit’s title is drawn from a hallucination his father experienced on his deathbed. The works on view include prints made from 8mm films and black-and-white negatives, a new video incorporating film and audio recordings, and scattered pieces of evidence.

The exhibit is in the first floor gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138.

There will be a reception for the exhibit from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

From May 9 through June 5, the exhibit will be open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.