Panzano, a district of the city of Monfalcone, is located in the north-east of Italy a few kilometers away from Trieste. Panzano was created in the 1920s as a housing solution for the workers of the local shipyard. The urban project included 180 houses, from a hotel for unmarried workers to houses for families, until a few villas for the managers of the company. At lunchtime, due to the proximity of the housing system, the workers used to rush home on their bicycles.
Bell-y is a sound object that recalls the particular sound of this daily occurrence, which was a proper sound wave that could be heard through the whole district. At one o’clock, the bicycle bells ring, marking the time of the worker’s lunch break.