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#GotThePower #GotThePowerBrooklyn #ArmoryWeek #ArmoryShow14 #ArtIntoMusic ET from Dragon House in BRIC House with YAK FILMS and Got The Power Brooklyn.

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#GotThePowerBrooklyn with Dragon House dancers from ATL and YAK Films at BRIC Art House in Brooklyn. The installation is the latest version of #GotThePower, my series of site specific boombox sculptures.

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Taking a moment with artist, photographer and educator, Bayeté Ross Smith @bayetekenan in front of his installation, ‘Got The Power’. Phenomenal!! Must check it at @bricartsmedia! (at BRIC Arts Media Bklyn)

Ha! Got me Looking like an O.G.

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margaritacorporan:

Taking a moment with artist, photographer and educator, Bayeté Ross Smith @bayetekenan in front of his installation, ‘Got The Power’. Phenomenal!! Must check it at @bricartsmedia! (at BRIC Arts Media Bklyn)

Ha! Got me Looking like an O.G.

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Listen closely.  Another piece off the Got The Power: Brooklyn Mixtape. Currently on view at BRIC Arts | Media House in Brooklyn, NY.

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Got The Power: Alabama
This is the fourth piece in my series of site specific boombox sculptures and community soundtracks which are composed of local peoples favorite songs and their memories of living in that area. ASFA, Birmingham.

Got The Power: Alabama

This is the fourth piece in my series of site specific boombox sculptures and community soundtracks which are composed of local peoples favorite songs and their memories of living in that area. ASFA, Birmingham.

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Got The Power: Alabama Mixtape

All of the songs were submitted by students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Birmingham Alabama, except for 6 songs that were submitted by the faculty. All memories were recorded from the accounts of students at the ASFA.

Song                                                    Artist

1. “At Last”                                                   Etta Jones

2. “Pumped Up Kicks”                                  Foster The People

3. “Da Funk”                                                  Daft Punk

4. “Float On”                                                  Modest Mouse

Coming To Alabama                                       Lauren

5. “Rhinestone Eyes”                                     The Gorillas

6. “Dramamine”                                             Modest Mouse

Bany                                                                Wesley

7. “Zombie”                                                    Fela Kuti

Birthday Presents                                           Emmett          

8. “Kids”                                                         MGMT

9. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”              Daft Punk      

10. “Vodoo Child”                                          Jimi Hendrix

Scary Stories                                                  Emma

11. “Introspection”                                      

12. “Memory”                               Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts

13. “Freak Love”                                            Toro Y Moi    

Reality of Alabama                                         Lauren

14. “Sir Duke”                                                Stevie Wonder

15. “Super Freak”                                         Rick James

16. “Build Me Up Buttercup”                       The Foundations

Vulcan                                                             Andy

17. “Milk”                                                       Coco Rosie

18. “Dashboard”                                           Modest Mouse

19. “In Bloom”                                               Nirvana

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Me installing “Got The Power: Alabama” at the Alabama School of Fine Art in Birmingham. Photos by Frank Couch

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Song                                                    Artist

Audition                                                          Jonathan

20. “Around The World”                              Daft Punk

21. “Sweet Dreams”                                      The Eurythmics

Church Picnic                                                  Josh

22. “Do The Astral Plane”                            Flying Lotus

23. “Stand By Me”                                         Ben E. King

House Fire/Family Reunion                           Jimmy

24. “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”                     Outkast

25. “I Keep Trying to be Composite”          Omari Simmons

Dock, Monkeys                                                   Caroline

26. “Graceland”                                                 Paul Simon

27. “Heaven”                                                      Talking Heads

28. “Revolution”                                            The Beatles

Alabama School of Fine Art                           Emily

29. “Hey”                                                        The Pixies

30. “Electron Blue”                                       R.E.M.

Pet Fish                                                            Lilly

31. “Lady Brown”                                     Nujabes ft. Cise Starr

32. “The Man Who Sold The World”          The Section Quartet

Camping Fire with Papa                                 Cassandra

33. “Sleepy Head”                                           Passion Pit

34. “Milk Man”                                                Aphex Twins

35. “Folds In Your Hands”                           Passion Pit

Bark Like A Dog                                             Amanda

36. “Hound Dog”                                           Elvis Presley

37. “Ramble On”                                           Led Zepplin

Grandparents/Returning to Alabama            Lily S.

38. “Mr. Tambourine Man”                          Bob Dylan

39. “Ghost”                                                     Nuetral Milk hotel

Dad’s Award                                                   Omari

40. “I Have A Dream”                                Martin Luther King Jr.

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Got The Power: Minnesota
Created by Bayeté Ross Smith, installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, one hour outside of the Twin cities at the junction of Hwy 8 and Hwy 95, in Shafer Minnesota in Franconia township. bayeterosssmith.com

Got The Power: Minnesota

Created by Bayeté Ross Smith, installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, one hour outside of the Twin cities at the junction of Hwy 8 and Hwy 95, in Shafer Minnesota in Franconia township. bayeterosssmith.com

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Got The Power: Minnesota Mixtape Pt.1

The Minnesota Mixtape was created by collecting song titles from visitors to Franconia Sculpture Park and people I encountered in my travels around the Twin cities area. Each participant was allowed to submit at least one song title. I have included the first name and town of residence of each participant, along with their song title. I also collected recordings of people recalling a memory from their life that relates to Minnesota. These stories are interspersed between the songs. The Minnesota Mixtape serves as a portrait of the Twin cities and the surrounding area, through audio recordings, both the songs people listen to and their actual voices describing significant moments in their lives. Unfortunately they were about 6 songs I was not able to locate, however the other 75 are the direct result of local community’s input.

Name,              Town,            Song,              Artist

ROLLER DERBY

1. Amanda, St. Croix Falls, Hot n’ Fun, N.E.R.D. ft. Nelly Furtado

2. Amelia, Minneapolis, Lovely Day, Bill Withers

3. Chelsea, Andover, Torn, Natalie Imbruglia

4. Cordell, Minneapolis, Fight The Power, Public Enemy

5. Lillie, Maplewood, I’mma Be, The Black eyed Peas

6. Woody, Shafer, Everything Under The Sun, DJ ESP

CAMPING

7. Carly, Edmonton, Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

8. Tom, Franconia, Take 5, Dave Brubek

9. Evelyn, Hopkins, Baby Bumblebee, Camp song/kids song

10. John, Hopkins, All Along The Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix

11. Mike, Chisago City, Dreams, The Allman Brothers

SNOWMAGEDDON 2010 

12. Anne, St. Croix, Animals, Neon Trees

13. Matt, St. Croix, Welcome to the Machine, Pink Floyd

14. Kira, Minneapolis, Little Boxes, Malvina Reynolds

WARTS

15. Morgan, Luck, Lollipop, Mika

16. Maia, Luck, Oh No, Marina and The Diamonds

17. Chitti, Minneapolis, Edge Of Glory, Lady Gaga

18. Amy, St. Paul, Cult of Personality, Living Colour

AN EPIC BATTLE

19. Carissa, Franconia, Final Countdown, Europe

20. George, St. Paul, Send Me Your Money, Suicidal Tendencies

21. Sara, St. Paul, Queen Bitch, David Bowie

22. Jeff, Oakdale, Eye of The Tiger, Survivor

23. Andrew, Maplegrove, Looking Out My Back Door, CCR

24. Kevin, St. Cloud, Space Oddity, David Bowie

25. Phoenix, St. Cloud, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

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Got The Power: Minnesota
Installed at Franconia Sculpture Park

Got The Power: Minnesota

Installed at Franconia Sculpture Park

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Got The Power: Minnesota Mixtape Pt.2

The Minnesota Mixtape was created by collecting song titles from visitors to Franconia Sculpture Park and people I encountered in my travels around the Twin cities area. Each participant was allowed to submit at least one song title. I have included the first name and town of residence of each participant, along with their song title. I also collected recordings of people recalling a memory from their life that relates to Minnesota. These stories are interspersed between the songs. The Minnesota Mixtape serves as a portrait of the Twin cities and the surrounding area, through audio recordings, both the songs people listen to and their actual voices describing significant moments in their lives. Unfortunately they were about 6 songs I was not able to locate, however the other 75 are the direct result of local community’s input.  

Name,          Town,             Song,              Artist
HAZELDON
26. Rosalie, Shafer, "Simple Gifts", classic Shaker Song
27. Paul, Osceola, “Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs
28. Abigail, "If I was Your Girlfriend", Prince
29. Craig, Shoreview, "Back In Black", AC/DC
MOVING TO THE TWIN CITIES FROM DALLAS
30. Deb, Bloomington, "Genie in a Bottle", Christina Aguelira
31. Lisa, Glenwood, “You Are My Sunshine”, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles
LOVE AT FIRST SITE; THE AIRPORT
32. Grozio, Glenwood, "Tangled Up In Blue", Bob Dylan
33. Jack, Glenwood, "Y.M.C.A.", The Village People
34. Mia, St. Paul, "Push It", Salt N’ Peppa
35. Sunidh, Minneapolis, "Bust A Move", Young M.C.
36. Summer, Woodbury, "The Cars That Go Boom", L’Trimm
37  Dave, Minneapolis, "Animal", Miike Snow
38. Pam, Stillwater, “I Can Only Imagine”, Mercy Me
39. Kale, Osceola, "Clint Eastwood", Gorillaz
MARY POPPINS
40. Alex, St. Paul, "Zhong Nan Hai", Carsick Cars
41. Josine, Minneapolis, "Shining Star", Earth wind and Fire
42. Justyne, Shafer, "The Show", Lenka
43. Liz, Shoreview, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", The Beatles
44. Paul, Lakeville, "The Joker", Steve Miller Band 
45. Emily, Minneapolis, “Wannabe”, The Spice Girls
46. Nicole, Franconia, "All I Want to Do", Sugarland
47. Leeann, Taylors Falls, "What’s Up", Four Non Blondes
48. Lisa, Glenwood, "Imagine", John Lennon

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Got The Power: Minnesota
Installed at Franconia Sculpture Park

Got The Power: Minnesota

Installed at Franconia Sculpture Park

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Got The Power: Minnesota Mixtape Pt. 3

The Minnesota Mixtape was created by collecting song titles from visitors to Franconia Sculpture Park and people I encountered in my travels around the Twin cities area. Each participant was allowed to submit at least one song title. I have included the first name and town of residence of each participant, along with their song title. I also collected recordings of people recalling a memory from their life that relates to Minnesota. These stories are interspersed between the songs. The Minnesota Mixtape serves as a portrait of the Twin cities and the surrounding area, through audio recordings, both the songs people listen to and their actual voices describing significant moments in their lives. Unfortunately they were about 6 songs I was not able to locate, however the other 75 are the direct result of local community’s input.


Name,          Town,             Song,              Artist
49. Mike, Minneapolis, “Freaks Come Out at Night”, Whodini
SNOWEY HALLOWEEN
50. Cindy, St. Paul, "Up On the Roof", James Taylor
51. Kari, Minneapolis, "Only the Lonely", Roy Orbison
52. Katie, Minneapolis, "Rhapsody In Blue", George Gershwin
53. Nan, Hugo, "Pride and Joy", Stevie Ray Vaughan
54. Leslie, Newport, "Rock Me Amadeus", Falco
55. Pat, Egan, "Minute By Minute", The Doobie Brothers
56. Lydia, Brooklyn Park, "In The Light", DC Talk
57. Clara, Brooklyn Park, "Cinderella", Steven Curtis Chapman
58. Dale, Anamosa, "Think: Freedom", Aretha Franklin
59. Jen, Little Canada, "Amazing Grace"
60. Marcus, Little Canada, "Thriller", Michael Jackson
ICE FISHING
61. Carolyn, Minneapolis, "Barton Hollows", Civil Wars
62. Carol, Minneapolis, "Appalachian Spring", Aaron Copland
63. Charlene, Minneapolis, "Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues", Buddy Guy
WHEN I KNEW MY HUSBAND WAS MINE
64. Tasha, Franconia, "I’m Too Sexy", Right Said Fred
65. Somu & Jaya, Roseville, "Ellam Inba Mayam", classic Southern Indian Song
66. Karthik, Roseville, "Last Friday Night", Katy Perry
67. Anonymous submission 1, found in boom box, “Alarm Clock Songs” mix
68. Anonymous submission 2, found in boom box, “Ingapirica, Pan Flute from the Andes”
69. Anonymous submission 3, found in boom box,
70. Clayton, St. Paul, "The Real Slim Shady", Eminem
71. Sergio, Minneapolis, "Suspicious Minds", Elvis Presley
72. Anonymous submission 4, found in boom box, “Let It Be, Ingapirica, Pan Flute from the Andes”
73. Hugo, Minneapolis, "Ballade Pour Adeline", Richard Clayderman
74. Local Radio, heavy rotation, "Pumped Up Kicks", Foster The People
THE BIRTH OF ELISE HARDY

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