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.