Art Valet 8-27

Pictured is the initial Fields of Vision as projected on St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England. (Contributed photo)

This Friday and Saturday evening, the towering former grain silos that are the namesake of Silos at Sawyer Yards, will be transformed into a moving, visual art piece by artist Marcus Lyon.  

Fields of Vision, presented by FotoFest, Aug. 26-27, will take place from 8:30 –10:15 p.m. each night on the east side of the Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St.  Showtimes are 9–9:35 and 9:40–10:15 p.m.

This immersive video, light, and sound projection is presented on the façade of the iconic rice silos at Sawyer Yards in Art District Houston. The installation features a soundscape by Brian Eno and narratives of 28 extraordinary individuals.

The half-hour projection explores concepts of freedom, service, equity, and community in our modern world through oral histories, large-scale portraits, and ancestral DNA mapping. This work is an extension of Lyon’s renowned Human Atlas project, which holds a mirror up to society and encourages viewers to question their roles and responsibilities to their communities, cities, and fellow human beings.

Human Atlas is a social-impact art project that brings together a cohort of nominated community members to tell deeper stories about how we self-author and co-author a more hopeful future through portraits, soundscapes, and DNA mapping.

Major funding for Fields of Vision is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

The 80 foot tall grain silos were the talk of the town when in May of 2020, a drive-in theatre opened on the north side of the former Riviana Foods facility. The interior of the silos is home to Site Gallery, best known for its wildly eclectic site specific installations.

The connecting buildings house over 55 creative spaces as part of the Sawyer Yards complex of art studios, restaurants and creative spaces, including the Market at Sawyer Yards.

This event is free and open to the public. The projection is presented on the east side of the Silos at Sawyer Yards building and viewed from the Silos rear parking lot. Registration is not required to attend, but it is recommended, get details and register

Cohen is an artist and founder of the First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards. Find him at for additional highlights and artist’s stories.

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