Cindy Stockton Moore

Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware
2018 -- Current work in progress.

I am currently one of two Artists in Residence at the historic
Glen Foerd on the Delaware mansion.

Over the next few months, I am digging around the archives of the estate -- contemplating the nature of 'stuff.' As an artist on site, I am exploring what access means, how people are remembered, and when things obscure meaning.

Part researcher, part snoop - I am currently making short, experimental animations, planning a series of hard-to-find interventions, and otherwise haunting this historic mansion.

Will what I make add meaning to the site - or contribute to the accumulation?



So far, I've been drawn to the correspondence of Florence Tonner.

Sorting through the letters, receipts and poetry left behind, I am still only offered a glimpse of this resident of Glen Foerd. The compartmentilzation of roles - through class, gender and family - creates a fragmented image

  I am interested in how this fragmented reading relates to historic sites. How do identity and privilege define our view of 'collecting' -- and what ultimately do collections tell us about their owners?
  In the process, I've been contemplating my own relationship to objects, mortality... and the traces of lives left behind.
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