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Freshworks – Lungs in the Air

KST Presents

7p Doors open
8p Performance starts
KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map


Freshworks is KST’s creative learning program for Pittsburgh-based artists of all disciplines. The program provides artists with production support, lighting and sound design, and 80 hours at KST’s Alloy Studios to research, explore, play, and finally share a work-in-progress performance. This December KST welcomes Hannah G. Thompson and Jennifer Meridian to perform Lungs in the Air.

This new work is an inquiry between two artists who have not previously worked together, Hannah G. Thompson and Jennifer Meridian. Lungs in the Air uses fibers, slate, and sound to create moments of physical tension, investigating the human relationship to the body of the earth.



Jennifer Meridian works as a visual artist and director. She confronts personal and political narratives as intertwined and interrelated through a focus on the earth body as human body. She typically works with slate to create wall installations that exist between painting and sculpture, and directs site-specific performances for public spaces that become short films. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and her BA at Hampshire College.

Hanna G. Thompson is a mixed-media artist who questions the body through the constraints of wearable fabric sculpture. Her performances of sculptural objects explore boundaries through unexpected transformations she creates interactions of absurdity and closeness with the audience. She earned her BFA in Soft Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University.




Freshworks is made possible with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.