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Presentation House Gallery

Exhibition of Works by David Rokeby

(North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

David Rokeby, Watch, 1995
In 2000, the Foundation partially funded an exhibition of works by Canadian artist David Rokeby at Presentation House Gallery, a public visual art facility in North Vancouver. The gallery specializes in photography and media arts that focus on contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. Having broken ground with his piece Very Nervous System (1986), exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 1986, Rokeby has been a major media art figure of international calibre ever since. He was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica in 1991, 1997, and again in 2002.

From January 6 to February 18, 2001, Presentation House Gallery exhibited the recent versions of some of his most well-known works, including The Giver of Names (1998) and Watch (1995). A series of conferences entitled Body, Mind and Technology took place in parallel with the exhibition. Several speakers gave talks around the theme of the body's inscription in a technologically mediated space. In particular, Dot Tuer presented a text on the theoretical concerns outlined in David Rokeby's work. (1)

Angela Plohman © 2000 FDL

(1) See Dot Tuer, "Disembodied states: vision, the body and virtuality", (accessed September 19, 2002):