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The Emely Research Centre Conferencewas a three-day event about
"Figuring things out with the help of potatoes"



Throughout the conference, potatoes were used to structure thoughts in a so-called "Potato Thinking Map"
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Artist in Residence Trish Scottused potatoes as a conversational tool and uncovered the hidden meaning of the fairy tale Goldilocks through the cultural history of the potato
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Rosalie Schweiker demonstrated her reproduction of Sigmar Polke's Apparatus Whereby One Potato Can Orbit Another.
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Robin Hutt led a passive exercise session for couch potatoes

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Rosie Lee from the Starchy Gallery gave a talk about the triumph of the potato,how it has absorbed celebrity imagery, reshaped it in its own central domain and touched us profundly.

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Sarah Bahr exhibited a selection of her masterly potato prints. She has been working with potato prints since the age of six.

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Damien O'Connell explained why Deleuze prefered potatoes over carrots and trees
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Ourania Mourta sculpted a golden potato

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Rachael House produced an exclusive edition of sixteen cups for the conference, each of them features a different warning of the potato's worst enemy.

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The conference ended with a meal of delicious potato salad
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