AFTER THE LAUGHTER book
Herakut is the symbiotic name of a German artist duo, consisting of Hera (born 1981) and Akut (1977). If they had to pick a symbol to describe their work, it would be this: trees - two trees with trunks twisted around each other, so tight that you would think they have grown together to one. They are clearly and proudly rooted in a soil called Graffiti, but today have branches that reach and bend beyond the walls of the street. Herakut links the rough and the straightforwardness of their sub-cultural home base with the technique and discipline of the world of Fine Arts. They are gate-crushers - but never forced or planned. Everything they do grows organically. They go by their own creative flow, neither by intention nor by the market.