"Contrawork" is a performance in the scope of which two different work processes - with contrary motivation and goal - are completed in the course of 12-18 hours.
A car's meticulous disassembly into its parts - like a systematic and slow destruction - happening simultaneously with the piece by piece chanting of the destructed vehicle's parts - like a linear construction.
To define briefly the gist of the performance: dismantling contra composing. The end-product of one action is raw material for the other, so the score of the musical piece is composed by the system of the removed car parts.
Contrawork (Version 1) was delivered by István Dankó singer and Thomas Fischer car mechanic at MicaMoca Project Berlin, completing the song “RED FORD MONDEO”
Contrawork (Version2): 12-13. 04. 2012, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 12 hours in a 30 hour long non-stop event, delivered by: István Dankó, Tamara Mózes, Alexis Vassiliev (singers) and Luidji Caloc (car mechanic), performing the song “DARK GREEN CITROEN”