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phenomenon known also as ignis fatuus and jack-o'-lantern. It is seen at night as a pale, flickering light over marshland. There is no generally accepted explanation for it; it may result from the spontaneous ignition of gases (e.g., methane) produced by the disintegration of dead plant or animal matter, or it may be a form of phosphorescence. The eerie lights have given rise to many superstitions.
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In Ignisfatuus, 1995-96, recently shown at Alexander and Bonin in New York, Lincoln created a hydraulic model of the human cardiovascular and endocrine systems under the influence of a full moon--and the evocative recorded voice of the late soprano Rosa Ponselle.