East of Borneo is a rather amazing multimedia web journal on the arts, covering not only film, but music, painting, theater — the whole panorama of contemporary artistic endeavor. Apparently named after George Melford’s 1931 film East of Borneo, which famously served as the raw material for Joseph Cornell’s deeply influential found footage film Rose Hobart, East of Borneo is eclectic, sprawling, and alive with ambition. As the journal’s website says,
“Launched in October 2010, East of Borneo is a collaborative online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles. East of Borneo offers a new way to research and present the various histories of contemporary art. Its hybrid form—which publishes newly commissioned art writing within a larger context of user generated material—uses the power of networked collectivity to create depth and complexity.
Articles incorporate multimedia footnotes that offer readers immediate access to the primary materials—video, images, links and texts—that the writers have used in their research. Readers can upload additional items of their own, creating a growing archive of relevant content that activates and enriches the editorial material, highlighting unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.
As you navigate the site today, you’ll find a range of content that reflects the sprawling, rhizomatic nature of Los Angeles as well as the broader international art world. Visit us often to watch the site grow in both content and interactivity as we roll out further features. Visit us often to upload that telling image, indispensible text, incredible link.”
You can visit this truly groundbreak journal by clicking here, or on the image above.