Michael Fullman, “Bardo” at Houston’s Day for Night Festival 2016 (all photos and GIF by the author for Hyperallergic)

HOUSTON — For over 50 years, postal workers scuttled through the concrete building once known as Houston’s Barbara Jordan Post Office; but with last year’s closure of those mail operations arrived an opportunity to breathe new life into the hulking, modernist edifice. Now a multipurpose space saved from demolition, the structure last weekend blinked with colorful lights for its first function: Day for Night, an annual music and arts festival anchored right in the city. Although it just turned two, it is already establishing itself within the crowded sphere of its kind as a small but highly considered event, contained to not overwhelm but still offering plenty to impress.

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