This site features a curated list of selected works by Hawaii-born and raised New Media Artist, Jen Goya / Jennifer Goya-Smith.

Oral History

  • 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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The Lychee Tree

Jennifer GoyaThe Lychee Tree, 2004 and 2009Experimental Documentary9 minute, 29 secondsInteractive: WebInteractive: DVD-ROM This is a 17+ year project that started in my final year of college. I recorded a series of conversations with my grandfather for my senior thesis project. He passed away while I finished this film. He never got to see the …

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