Four New York Minutes & Ode to An Ode


Four New York Minutes, 2009
Duration: 4:30
A collection of one-minute video performances made in New York spring 2009.

Ode to An Ode, 2009
Duration: 3:11
An homage to the legendary 1992 video piece “Ode” by Finnbogi Pétursson. The work was commissioned by the Icelandic DVD-magazine Rafskinna and released for Issue #3 “Endurskoðun/Reflections”.


Curver Thoroddsen has with his “real life-performances” and the help of the media reflected his everyday life. His older pieces include refurbishing his apartment, eating hamburgers for a week at previously advertised locations and hours, a month long diet using Herbalife to name a few. Our own reality gets a new meaning when transferred to the realms of art and news media. Curver has been working extensively with his own identity, like his decision to change his given name to “Curver” an international plastic container company shows. Born in 1976 he finished his MFA from The School Of Visual Arts this spring, 2009. He has been very active in the Icelandic music scene for over a decade, recently with his experimental group Ghostigital.