The work shows a countdown to the artists statistically probable time of death. The remaining time is shown in years, days, hours, minutes and seconds, and is displayed on 11 networked smart phones. The expected remaining life span of the artist has been calculated using parameters like the artists income, genetical disposition, life style, nutritional intake, amount of physical exercise, and other information (a test in german language can be taken here)
In computing, TTL is an acronym for “Time To Live”. It is a mechanism which limits the lifespan of data in a network and prevents a data packet from circulating indefinitely.