1 Jan 2003

Yariv Alter Fin

Visual Philosopher

Yariv Alter Fin, born 1968 in Tel-Aviv, Israel is self -taught in photo- and videography, music and computer programming.

In 1985 he formed the multimedia group 'D.X.M' releasing various audio and video tapes, CDs and graphic prints and performing in diverse cultural contexts throughout Israel.
In 1990 he moved to Amsterdam and began a study at the Audio-Visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, graduated in 1995 and went on to study for a postgraduate degree at the Graphic and Media Design department of the Sandberg Institute. During and after his studies he worked in cooperation with various media and art organisations
and created CD-Rom-, Internet and TV productions for Mediamatic Magazine, PARK-4DTV , Bellissima TV, De Digitale Stad, W139 gallery and De Balie in Amsterdam among others.

His main work theme, 'Visual Philosophy', consists of the links between Fine-Art and Applied Design, between Theory and Practice, Old Media disciplines such as portrait art and poetry and New Media such as video animation, interaction and hyperstructures.

Currently, he is working as as media advisor for several art institutes on diverse online archives and net art works and cooperating with the Israeli freestyle music creator pRecycle.