Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing, 2014

Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schullar

Sinopale 5, “Clusters and Crystals: Observing at Point Zero”
Curator: Işın Önol

Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller’s Works are focused on aspects of popular culture, challenging the role of the artifact therein; as marketing tool, as gaming device, as apparatus, as fetish. Questioning the status of the object they experiment in reflection on, – or ironization of – different historical and contemporary artistic strategies as well as their means of expression.


Former Sinop Post Office, an office and residential building in late Ottoman style, is imaginary cleaned up by the practice of Crystal Healing. Recently the structure has been used for hosting a commission of scientist from Turkish Atomic Energy Authority in the course of the planning of Sinop nuclear power plant. Professional cleaning workers from Sinop adopt the space in performing several absurd cleaning and healing rituals by the use of various artifacts. Their performance is linked to a voice over assembled from contemporary and historical esoteric texts, describing the immaterial energizing, cleaning and healing modes through crystals.