The Alucard Code 2013 by Irish artists Vera McEvoy and Frances Nolan.
There is an abiding fascination with the house in which Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, was born. Despite attempts in 2012 to persuade the State to purchase the house and turn it into a Dracula museum, it is again in private ownership. Presently, the house has been stripped of almost all non-original additions and is in an in-between state awaiting renovation sympathetic to its Georgian origins. It therefore offers a unique opportunity to contemplate its imaginary and actual past and its possible future.
Artists Vera McEvoy and Frances Nolan are recent NCAD graduates of Fine Art Printmaking and Painting respectively, but their practices are diverse, sharing a fascination with the old and the discarded, and the remnants of past lives that live on in dwellings, workplaces and objects. They have created a subtle collaborative intervention in Bram Stoker’s house that respects its historic significance but also raises topical questions about how we negotiate and imagine such burdened spaces.