Robert Wilson on architecture

‘For me, time is a vertical line that goes to the center of the earth and to the heavens, and space is a horizontal line. This cross of time and space is the basic architecture of everything. It’s in a painting by Barnett Newman or Vermeer, it’s in a drop of water, in Mozart, in the chair you’re sitting on and the building you’re in.

[Architecture] is a way of constructing time and space. It’s a decision you make. There can be more or less tension between the vertical and the horizontal, but it exists in everything.’

Interview with Cathy Lang Ho, Architecture, 89.2, 2000, pp.56-7.