By Theresa Loong
Bought/Broken is an interactive, experimental public service announcement (PSA) about domestic violence. It is important because of statistics like these: according to the CDC, “nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.” The target audience are teens, men and women, from 16-45. The goal is to help break the cycle of fear and violence by allowing survivors to make their voices known. In addition, this project is a unique way to explain to the general public what faces and facts live behind the statistics.
Theresa Loong is an interactive media professional. Her documentary, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” showed on over 200 public television stations in the United States. She has presented work on Governors Island, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Brooklyn Museum, the Eldridge Street Museum and the Lu Magnus Gallery. Theresa has received distinction from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Statue ofLiberty and Ellis Island National Monuments. Her work hasbeen exhibited at SOMArts, the National Gallery of Art, Sala de Exposiciones,Teriennale di Milano and Circulo deBellas Artes.