Emerson Granillo’s thesis project is a deeply personal exploration of the themes of shame, focusing specifically on identity, learning disabilities, and institutional contexts. Through a range of multimedia works, including installations, videos, and performance art, Emerson seeks to challenge the stigmatization while also critiquing the institutions and power structures that perpetuate these injustices.
Their installation includes a range of experiences that challenge these themes, from performance art pieces that invite viewers to engage with and confront their own feelings of shame and discomfort to a celebration at the end. Emerson’s thesis project is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of disability, identity, and power. Through their art, they seek to challenge societal norms and inspire greater empathy, understanding, and social change.