Blisters are that kind of packaging for medicines-pills and lozenges, that preserve
Their content inside plastic material; and you press them to let each single pill come out before swallowing it.
Blisters, just as frozen food and wrapping films are part of those technologies for preservation, typical of our environment. They slow down and prevent the direct relations between us and a certain part of the world around us. I think they are quite actual technologies, similar to television or press, that bring in our homes indecomposable materials, that come into our environment without infecting it.
But blisters are not only a kind of packaging, I think they are something more philosophical; a general protective cover, that defends us from the products, as well us the products from us. I mean that we all produce some blisters around us, to protect ourselves from the outer pushiness of the market and of information; but the contrary too is true, i.e. the preservation of some delicate materials from the contact with us.
The blister is thus a reciprocal technology, an important environmental presence, a way to look at the world through an opacity that surrounds a delicate part of it, and parts it from an excess of contacts and consumptions.
The objects of this collection contain inside other objects, wrapping them inside3 a sort of delicate mist; that sometime makes them look better, faded, vanishing, more illegible. Not all blisters harm.
Andrea Branzi, 2004