Potatoes of August
By Sibyl Kempson
Directed by Evan Moritz
We’ve all done it: open up a dark cabinet to find a bag of forgotten potatoes sprouting weird vines in every direction. In that moment, the potato, normally thought of as a delicious starch to be cooked as tots, fries, gnocchi, or mashed-up mess, takes on a sort of sinister air. But, for most of us, this moment quickly passes, and we pick up the bag and chunk it in the trash.
But, Sibyl Kempson, the author of “Potatoes of August,” at EMP Collective through Oct. 26, held on to that initial moment of uncanniness and meditated on the...