But I Didn’t Mean It Like That

Artist: Double Diamond (Marta Rodriguez Maleck and Ashley Teamer)
New Orleans, LA

But I Didn’t Mean It Like That is a performance and installation formed out of an urgency to dismantle assumptions about the artists’ intersectional identities and interrogate the truths behind them. The title was inspired by this phrase the artists heard from partners, family, and friends meant as an apology attempting to remove blame for hurtful statements. For Platforms Fund supports a new installation focusing on real people telling their stories.