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

Performance

  • Date
  • 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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  • Date
  • 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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