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Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 30 Jan 2000 to 31 Jan 2000 (#2000-30)



Robin,
I *think* that if you get the match heads wet with water and then let them
dry, they won't ignite after that. Tho you'll need to use not too much
water, so they don't break down when wet.
nan roberts

> Does anyone know if matches can ignite under exhibition lighting?  I have
> made several artist books using actual matches - one is now in exhibition
and
> I was asked by the curator if the matches could ignite.  It seems unlikely
> and I (and other artists) have used matches in work without ever having a
> problem - so I'm not particularly worried but I thought I'd ask.  Also:
does
> anyone know of a solution - a fluid or material  - that I could use that
> would make the matches un-ignitable?  I do not want to remove the
> 'match-heads' as their color adds to the book AND, more importantly, their
> use is part of the content.
> - Robbin Ami Silverberg
>     Dobbin Books, NYC
>     DobbinMill@aol.com
>
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