Tatsuo Miyajima - Life (Bodies Without Organs) (2012)

"Miyajima, one of Japan’s foremost artists, has been producing conceptual pieces that are at heart technological: the numbers 1–9, twitching or flashing on interconnected LED counters, are the lexicon that he employs to speak on subjects as vast as time, holocaust and eternity.

‘0’ never appears in his work, for that number represents finality, or death, and his art – in accord with the key Buddhist tenets that are vital to it – is about life’s continuum of change.” 

Brazil | Ceremonial necklace from the Urubu people | Money bone whistle, feathers, vegetal fiber