Friday, January 15, 2010

Art/Meditation Movie is a Hit

Terry Tylor For Art Film Daily

In the tradition of 4'33" by John Cage, Empire by Andy Warhol and the White Paintings by Robert Rauschenberg , Art Trip's Bliss is a quirky 93 minute film that resides at the intersection of Yoga and Art. This crossover film has both artists and meditatiors raving while Hollywood is scratching its head over the popularity of this hybrid film that combines the yoga experience with a Minimalist art flavor.

This film is being distributed by the independent Art Trip Productions . "I took the movie to every major studio in Hollywood and every one passed," said Art Trip, the filmmaker behind Bliss. "Hollywood did not recognize the large size of the meditation/art movement and so they missed the boat”, he added.

"That film made me think. Pisses me off Trip is a better film maker than me...

- Julian Schnabel

Ms. Chasse, the spokesperson for Universal Films, is not convinced that doors are opening for this type of film. "I’m hearing that the film was a fluke", she said. "I tend to believe that it is only the genius of Art Trip that made this film a success”.

The film drew gross revenues of more than $53 million; not bad for a film with no action, no dialog and no actors. "Looking a blank screen for an hour and a half is not my idea of entertainment", concluded Ms. Chasse.

Three scenes from Art Trip's Bliss

Praise for YogaDawgs Bliss:

Best damn 93 minute nap I had in a long time…Earl of San Antonio

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - Prez Obama (Wake up and get us the Public Option - Ad sponsored by YogisForThePublicOption.Org)

I didn't need to think during the whole film. It was wonderful - Sarah Palin

Brilliant!! Why didn't I think of this, damn.... - Damien Hirst