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

Jen Goya

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  • February 22, 2019

Ordnance Ordinance

Jennifer GoyaOrdnance Ordinance, 2012Single Channel High-Definition Video10 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 …

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  • February 22, 2019

Waikiki Sign

Jennifer GoyaWaikiki Sign, 2011Single-Channel High-Definition Video­­­10 minutes Waikiki Sign, is a pre-visualization of a future art installation as seen in a single-channel video installation.  The proposed art structure will be composed of seven white letters, 40 feet tall and 40 feet wide that spell out “Waikiki” and would be constructed on the makai side of …

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  • February 22, 2019

Who Moo New Coo

Jennifer GoyaWho Moo New Coo, 2017Interactive Sound and Image Who Moo New Coo is a multimedia installation that features custom software I designed that isolates the sounds of common words being spoken and are played on command by the user.  The sounds are paired with illustrations to introduce a playful way to learn how to …

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  • February 22, 2019

She Didn’t Buy the Shirt

Jennifer GoyaShe Didn’t Buy The Shirt, 2017Website She Didn’t Buy The Shirt is a website that features interactive elements with a written account about an experience the artist had selling expensive t-shirts in Waikiki (Hawaii) when she was a teenager. The animations are paired with sounds to introduce a playful way to learn how to …

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  • February 22, 2019

Pineapple Worker

Jennifer GoyaPineapple Worker, 2010Single-Channel Video3 minutes Pineapple Worker shows a woman wearing a traditional outfit for fieldwork on a pineapple plantation in her home.  Her face is covered entirely to protect her from the harsh sun and heavy dust. She’s caught in an awkward struggle with the fruit she is expected to cultivate.   The performance, …

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  • February 22, 2019

The Pineapple is Not Native to Hawaii

Jennifer GoyaThe Pineapple is Not Native to Hawaii, 2009DVD-ROM The Pineapple is Not Native to Hawaii is a DVD which examines the role origins play in the legacy of the pineapple.  A DVD menu displays five”pine” buttons and five “apple” buttons.  The user must choose one “pine” button first before selecting one “apple” button.  A …

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  • February 22, 2019

Sakada

Jennifer GoyaSakada, 2009High Definition Video, Performance1 minute, 52 seconds In Ronald Takai’s book Pau Hana:  Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, he explains how essential “plantation paternalism” was in the success of a plantation: The paternalism of plantation mangers, while it sometimes sprang from a sincere concern for their workers, played an important role in …

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  • February 22, 2019

A Log of the Overthrow

Jennifer GoyaA Log of the Overthrow, 2009High-Definition VideoProduced for Olelo Community TV/ Public Access Television28 minutes As the fire struggles to burn the pineapple, the fruit is transformed by its own history.  A Log Of The Overthrow is a 28-minute long video intended for broadcast on Olelo Community Television in Hawaii on December 21, 2010, …

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  • February 22, 2019

Goya Can

Jennifer GoyaGoya Can, 2008Animation5 seconds Goya Can is an animated self-portrait. The can’s facade mirrors a certain famous brand of food, replacing its canned contents with a lesser known vegetable (bitter melon) known as ‘goya’ in the Okinawan dialect. The packaging and selling of ‘Goya-Bitter Melon’ is in reference to the unfortunate occupation of Okinawa …

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  • February 22, 2019

The Tree on Quincy Street

Jennifer GoyaThe Tree On Quincy Street, 2009Web: Image and Sound The Tree On Quincy Street is a series of photographs that documents tree types located on Quincy Street in Bed-Stuy.  An audio recording is paired with each photo that describes the data I collected while photographing these trees in October 2009. You can view this …

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  • February 22, 2019

Fashion Plate

Jennifer GoyaFashion Plate, 2003Single Channel Hi-8 Video2 minutes, 52 seconds Fashion Plate uses fashion styles from the early to mid-1900s as a historic link to the present.  A dark historical narrative unfolds in this triptich experimental film using historical fashion, performance, and projection. The film playing in the upper left quadrant depicts a girl passing …

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  • February 22, 2019

Sweet Life

Jennifer GoyaSweet Life, 2003Single Channel Hi-8 Video4 minutes Credits: Paranoid Woman – Stacy HayashiVoice – Sarah Harvey In a Sweet Life, an Alligator-Man lives in the mind of a paranoid woman. This film references a published tabloid article about an Alligator-Man lurking in the Louisiana Bayou.  Eyewitnesses wanted the human-alien captured. The article became the …

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  • February 22, 2019

3:16

Jennifer Goya3:16, 2003Single Channel Hi-8 Video with Projection2 minutes Credits: Projected Woman – Stacey Hayashi 3:16 attempts to codify a 3-act non-linear narrative in edited cuts involving the number 16. The repetitious cuts involving the numbers 3 and 16 is a methodic attempt to immortalize the woman through a projected landscape.

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  • February 22, 2019

BSTV: Buy Stuff TV

Jennifer GoyaBSTV: Buy Stuff TV, 2008DVD-ROM BSTV is a custom-authored DVD that toys around with thoughts on consumer and pet-obsessed culture. The DVD menu and navigation buttons are disguised as familiar television shopping networks. As the user purchases products, they are treated with an assortment of media content that consist of appropriated images, original images, …

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  • February 22, 2019

Rapids Merging Flow

Jennifer GoyaRapids Merging Flow, 2005VHS Tape with analog edits2 minutes, 4 seconds Rapids Merging Flow explores the concept of collage by blending extremely close-up images of Kilauea volcano erupting. The video is overlaid with other close-up images of semi-harden lava flowing like water creating a geological metaphor: two types of rapids merging together to create …

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