Projects

Upstate

Upstate New York, specifically the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains, is the setting for this project. The region is riddled with defunct hotels and resorts that were popular vacation spots for middle and working class Jewish New Yorkers from the 1920s to the 1970s. After thoroughly exploring these abandoned spaces, Tese chooses one element within them to restore to its original state. She cleans and organizes, but also lets the chaos be. By fragmenting the space in this way, a story is created that reflects a historic past and a continuum of her own.

Claryville Bedroom

Claryville Bedroom

Pines Pool

The Pines Pool

Homowack Lobby

Homowack Lobby

Homowack Bar

Homowack Bar

Monticello Manor Candles

Monticello Manor Chapel

Homowack Pool

Homowack Pool

The Pine Resort

Hallway at The Pines

Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Office at Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel

Monticello Manor

Monticello Manor Recreation Room

Homowack Lodge

Homowack Lodge Bowling Alley

Tamarack Lodge

Bedroom at Tamarack Lodge