This site features a curated list of selected works by Hawaii-born and raised New Media Artist, Jen Goya, and examples of student work.

Ordnance Ordinance

Jennifer Goya
Ordnance Ordinance, 2012
Single Channel High-Definition Video
10 minutes, 10 seconds

The US military used Kaho‘olawe as a bombing range for 50 years.  During that time, the island’s caprock was broken; loosing its ability to retain fresh water, making it nearly impossible for native life to thrive.  In one thousands years, the island’s caprock will remain cracked.  Destruction will forever be apart of Kaho‘olawe’s past, present, and future.  As one expects the sun to set each day, the viewer is confronted with what lays ahead for Kaho‘olawe tomorrow.

It is human nature to seek beautiful things.  And many times it is human nature to destroy them.  Rather than show what the tourist eye seeks, an emotionless display of man-made objects of destruction are presented in Ordnance Ordinance for contemplation.  This film features one long, uninterrupted shot of the artillery display on the island of Kaho‘olawe. The undetonated bombs embedded in the land are as constant as the sun.  The fading sunray becomes the primary act in this non-narrative film.  

Contact 3017
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Honolulu, Hawaii
2017

Exhibitions:
Selections from Contact 3017
The ARTS at Marks Garage
Honolulu, Hawaii
2017

Contact 3017
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Honolulu, Hawaii
2017

Misbits Gallery
Oxford Mississippi
2017