It is “produced”.
It “stands on its own”.
It has been “set up before and against us”.
It is “a vessel–it contains something”.
But this vessel is a token of a type.
It is ‘packaging’… but not of any kind.
It is box based and, therefore, easy to store. It is relatively weightless and made to be discarded. Its multilayer structure and ‘Ultra-high temperature’ (UHT, of course) and Aseptic processing allow for previously unheard of shelf life, not only redefining Heidegger’s vacuum, but also establishing new boundaries for organic material as “standing reserve”. It is a surface ever so thin, almost to the point of disappearance or abstraction. Because of this, it can be seen as an illustration of analytic binding and its powers to produce manageable objects. But the thing always resists encompassment by the object: it leaks, it agitates, it tends to escape.