“ectomy” is a suffix used in surgical terminology. It is the act of cutting out, the surgical removal of
something, usually a part of the body. This suffix is used for this project since the procedure of the project,
is similar to a surgical act on the materials that are used, which are photographs.
Ectomy includes a series of installations investigating the concept of false memory. The focus of this project lies on
photographs as a reliable material containing the past. It explores distinct approaches to reconstruct the memories
using the same material in a different framework. The suffix -ectomy usually is used after the name of the removed
part like Thyroidectomy. However, in a false memory, one cannot say which part is removed, or if they have a
false memory at all.