erik blum

erik bluhm
c/o david patton gallery

"Erik Bluhm's work explores the conception of intentional communities and collectives and the perception of these social and artistic families and creative movements. Examples of these groups would range from Germanic turn-of-the-century back-to-nature movements to various post-war Southern Californian forms of alternative living and belief systems (natural foods, communal living histories and East-meets-West religious movements). As a founder of The West Coast New Energy Encounter Group, a subset of the greater New Energy movement, Bluhm and his colleagues have presented musical performances, theatre, films and other cooperative productions that both display and explore aspects and histories of collaborative movements and groups."