‘I Didn’t Mean it Like That’ was an immersive collaborative installation at both Canal Place Mall and the Contemporary Art Center in downtown New Orleans. On-screen, 12 interviewees share short stories in which they accidentally offended someone as well as a time they were offended themselves. The “I didn’t mean it like that…” phrase ties them all together and highlights the difference between intention and impact. As a 5-channel video installation, each screen focuses on a different moment of the frame, mimicking the way individuals uniquely interact with one another; looking to different features or gestures to communicate beyond words.

Introduction to Installations and Alternative Practice

Marion – I Didn’t Mean it Like That

Chandler – I Didn’t Mean it Like That