To achieve his aims, he is ready to put himself on the line, without that bulletproof jacket, constantly exposing himself in shadowing, infiltration, investigation or manipulation. Declercq has managed to transpose the spy novel into the field of the visual arts – for espionage is very much the issue here.
Declercq’s critical vision of our world thwarts our quotidian and goads our certainties. Between real danger and absurd contrariness, the artist’s apparent paranoia amuses, disturbs or sets teeth on edge.
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