奧地利歐文‧沃姆（Erwin Wurm）的「一分鐘雕塑」（one minute sculpture）一反雕塑藝術力抗時間、追求永恆的傳統，從連續時間中切出一個動作，在短暫的瞬間綻放古怪的生命力，直接、快速、幽默，讓人重新思考何謂一瞬？何謂永恆？
沃姆的作品成為《一瞬之光：How Long Is Now？》的創作源頭，在舞台上，傳統的雜技道具被日常生活物件所取代，從百元商店找來的牙刷水桶澆花器鍋碗瓢盆等「道具」，成了舞台上除了表演者之外的另一個主角，於是馬戲表演這跟道具之間，產生了新的關係。
《一瞬之光：How Long Is Now？》將「物件劇場」的概念加入馬戲演出，賦予新的觀看和敘述方式。排練過程中，演員從零開始，將隨手可得的生活道具，玩出身體與物件組合的各種可能，像是從務的外觀、材料特質和功能符號去思考，或關注物的脈絡，或關注物的延伸想像，或改變物的定義，從而發現，人究竟是因為生活型態的需求發明了物件，還是物件改變了我們的生活樣貌？人藉由物件確認了情境與關係，還是物件定義了狀態和脈絡，甚至度量了人與人之間的距離？進而探問：甚麼是馬戲？馬戲的本質是甚麼？日常生活的馬戲場景又會是甚麼？
The Absurd Daily Stop Motion, The Rhapsody of 1$ Shop
Those readily available stuffs like hangers, buckets, mops, toilet plungers and cans replace the traditional juggling balls, clubs, staffs, hoops. We do not see those circus performance routine like passing, swinging, handstand and human pyramid. Instead, the performers use low limit yet ridiculous weird bodies combined with those readily available stuffs to become mobile sculptures. Under the crossover cooperation by director Baboo, Visual artist Chi-Tsung Wu, Choreographer Tsung-Husan Lee, costume designer Ping-Hao Lin, lighting designer Cheng-Wei Teng, The Light of Instant: How long is now? is seeking for more courageous, more free styles and languages to renovate the new vision of new circus.
Traditional sculptures pursue eternity and against time. But Austrian artists Erwin Wurm tried to overturn the definition of it. In his work “one minute sculpture,” it pulls out a frame of movement in the constantly elapse timeline; though it’s only a brief of moment, the vitality blooms at that moment is just like lighten up the audiences’ vision. Its directness, rapidity and humor make people rethink “what is sculpture?”,” What is a moment?” and“ What is eternity?”
Wurm’s concept inspired theater director Baboo deeply. Erwin Wurm ‘s “one minute sculpture” was a brief existence but with accident and opportunistic. His combination between daily necessities, bodies and space become the inspiration of The Light of Instant: How long is now? It tried to investigate what circus is, what the essence of circus is and what the scenes are in daily life.
In “One minute sculpture,” Wurm used daily necessities like vegetables, fruits, tables, chairs, shampoo through assembling people and people with stuff to create a kind of relationship like accident, a look of ridiculous and sophisticated. For instance, both head and foot are in the bucket, bodies sink in the chair, with a hanger in mouth, two bottle of washing powder on foot, stationery on face, high hill on forehead. On the stage, traditional juggling props are replaced by daily necessities, those “props” such as mops, plunger, detergents, cans and brushes, became the other leading role other than the performers on stage. Upon that, new relationship came out from circus performers and props.
The concept that adds the “object theater” into circus juggling in The Light of Instant: How long is now? endues a new way of vision and way of telling story. The juggling performers hide their real skills in the show. They start from nothing, developing the possibilities between bodies and objects through daily necessities. For example, they think from the appearance of the objects, materials and symbol of the function. Or they follow the veins of the objects, extend the imagination of the objects, and change the definition of the objects to find out if human beings invent those objects for living needs or the presence of those objects actually change the way we live instead? Human beings confirm the situation and relationship though objects or the objects define the condition and the veins or even measure the distance between people instead?