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)