In the city of Buenos Aires – like in many other cities in South America and more and more in metropolis around the world – the names of the residents are not listed next to the doorbells. Only letters or numbers are shown. This kind of filter as a first system to protect the anonymity of the residents, is becoming a norm in many cities of the world and shows us how preservation one’s distance with the outer world reveals one’s fear of others.
I did a series of portraits of doorbells, depicting their personality, their functions, their meanings. I used these images to produce photomontages in which the bells are superimposed on the typical flower-patterned fabrics used inside bourgeois homes.