Arafúra buttons from the 'HUMORES I - IV' era. This particular button is the Xanthè Cholè version. The button can also be ordered with a copy of 'HUMORES I - IV' without any additional shipping! This order, like all the others, is accompanied by a free Arafúra sticker as well.
'HUMORES I - IV' is a multidisciplinary project by Yvonne Brouwers and composer Arafúra. The starting point for the project is the Humours theory that was developed by ancient Greek doctors Hippocrates of Kos and Claudius Galenus. This theory states that the human form exists out of four main bodily fluids that all have their individual characteristics. These four fluids are each represented by a 'chapter' of life.
These chapters have been the base for four different artworks, as well as four different tracks that each represent a phase of life. The metamorphoses that takes place within these phases is that of human matter. Humores is a project about the substance of the human body, the way it changes, the wonders of coming into existence and eventually returning into nothingness. It's about our flesh, our bones and the blood that runs within us. It's the one thing we all have in common, the way our body evolves and eventually decomposes.
Musical concept, production and mixing: Michel de Jong
Visual concept: Yvonne Brouwers
Additional cover art: Véronique van Helden
Additional guest musicians:
Violin: Mirjam Vos, Tiara Kobald, Annet Holst
Viola: Mirjam Vos
Cello: Saskia Le Poole, Bram Witvliet
Vocals: Marcia Sela
Mastered by Paul Matthijs Lombert at the Mastering Factory
Special thanks to:
Chris van der Linden, Andrew Tasselmeyer, Bob Guido, Mark Smith, Sander van Stiphout, Levi van Huygevoort and of course Yvonne Brouwers herself for giving me the opportunity to work on such a grand concept.