The wider the flatter (1972)
Elk, Ger van

collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

'The wider the flatter' consists of a triangular frame constructed from aluminium strips, each describing a wider angle, from 90 to 180 degrees - that is flat. The work is made to fit into a specific corner of the Kroeller-Mueller Museum: the beige painted stonewall that is depicted on the chromogenic prints that are mounted on the sculpture. The work is to hang in front of the very same spot that is visible on the photographs, in such a way that the sculpture is covering the real area, replacing it with its depiction. The idea is that the angle in the corner of the museum is visually straightened out by the artwork.

6 x 270 x 134 cm • KM 107.781 • The Netherlands - title in Dutch: Hoe hoeker hoe platter