This electromechanical sculpture was “born” inNashville, Tennessee on 2 June 2012. It has beenprogrammed to have the average human lifespanof babies born in Tennessee on that same day:approximately 78 years. The kick drum beats itspulse, and the mechanical counter displays thenumber of heartbeats remaining in its lifetime. Aninternal, battery-operated clock keeps track of thepassing time when the sculpture is unplugged. Thesculpture will “die” when the counter reaches zero.