Jun 16, 2021
Art and Engineering
Play • 43 min

Today's interview is with Troy Ouellette, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Visual Arts, where he specializes in assemblage theory, technology and conceptual art. 

Our wide-ranging conversation explores the multi-disciplinary nature of assemblage and conceptual art, touching on the environment, politics, trade, gardening, and the Bauhaus art movement. Troy discusses some of his recent pieces exhibited at the Embassy Cultural House in London, Ont., as well as his current project looking at art and disability. We also learn about the course Troy will be teaching as part of Brock's new engineering program.

Note: Troy's podcast Media, Art, Other, is now available in Brock's Digital Repository. The podcast series explores media arts, race, class, Indigeneity, identity politics, and disability arts.



Troy Ouellette website

Media, Art, Other

Embassy Cultural House-- Troy Ouellette

Brock University Department of Visual Arts

Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Brock University Engineering 


Artists Mentioned

Manuel DeLanda (assemblage artist)

Adrian Piper (conceptual artist)

Louise Lawler (conceptual artist)

Robert Barry (conceptual artist)

Jeff Wall (conceptual artist)

Conceptual art groups: Fluxus, Gutai, Dada, Neo Dada, Photoconceptualism, Land Art 

Experiments in Art and Technology 

Jack Burham Software Exhibition 

Lev Manovich Software Takes Command 




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Foreword is hosted and produced by Alison Innes for the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University. 

Series two sound design and editing is by Nicole Arnt. Theme music is by Khalid Imam

Special thanks to Brock University’s MakerSpace and Brock University Marketing and Communications for studio and web support. 

This podcast is financially supported by the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University. 

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