"Saalagirah" by McClaine Timmerman Productions and Scott F. Hall, 30 July 2022, video with stereo sound, 3 minutes 45 seconds duration.

The 3 minute 45 second stop-motion video with stereo sound, “Saalagirah” featuring McClaine Timmerman and Scott F. Hall, leads the viewer to meditate on life and the universe with regard to Nature as a grand cyclical entity dealing perpetual renewal and change. We see the dancer work with such grace and power, fully expressing her spirit and craft, visibly altering the smoothness of the sand. But soon, as has happened countless times prior, the ocean tide will erase all trace of her mark making, thereby eliminating the history of these moments and refreshing this place for the arrival of another.

  • McClaine Timmerman
  • Scott F. Hall
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Animation, Video art, Sound art, Dance film, Nature, Feminism, Ecology, Sustainability, Meditation, Art, Philosophy, Performance, Environmentalism
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography

MCCLAINE TIMMERMAN is the Assistant Director of Dance and Adjunct Faculty at Sacred Heart University. She is an awarded choreographer, certified Pilates instructor, business owner, and dance educator. She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival (CDCFest).

McClaine received her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and her BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. Prior to receiving her degrees, she trained with Orlando Ballet School/Company and North Carolina School of the Arts. Her choreography was awarded Best Choreography in regional and national competitions, showcased at the New Grounds Choreography Festival at University South Florida, adjudicated in the ACDA Baja Regional Conference in Torrence CA, competed in the 19th Annual McCullum Theater Education Choreography Festival as a finalist in Palm Desert CA, and presented in the EAST meets WEST International Dance Festival at University California Irvine, the Dance-Forms 72nd International Choreographer’s Showcase in Scotland, and the WHITE WAVE Solo/Duo International Choreography Festival in NYC. She was also a guest choreographer for the US International Ballet Company.

For 27.5 years, SCOTT F. HALL taught 23 different undergraduate and graduate level art and design courses in 248 sections as adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professor in Sunnyvale, California, in Alfred, New York, and in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida (UCF). President Cartwright awarded him the title Professor Emeritus, so Hall remains a researcher affiliated with UCF for life, for example: the 5000-word peer reviewed journal article Mythologies of Communication in the Art of Mark Kostabi, co-authored by Eleni H. Manolaraki and Scott F. Hall, was accepted for publication in UTEP HERA’s Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities. Hall also continues to produce creative work in luthiery, music, sound, sculpture, video, still images, and more.

Hall’s solo and collaborative video art has been exhibited worldwide in festivals, events, and on TV. His sound and music, recorded since the mid-1980s and featured in numerous exhibitions, events, and radio broadcasts, is available on dozens of digital albums and one vinyl record. Hall’s sculpture, sound, video, and still images have been cited in several books and added to institutional collections such as those of the Kentucky School for the Deaf, Cogswell Polytechnical College, SUNY Alfred State College, Lock Haven University, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy, and the Rubell Museum.

Hall handcrafts unique, minimalist musical instruments--as a solo luthier, he primarily creates strings and horns in wood. More than 150 of Hall’s instruments are owned by musicians ranging from symphonic professionals to collectors in the US and abroad. As novel examples of ergonomic and functional design, seven of his instruments were included in FEEDback, a curated group show in the Italian Pavilion of The Venice Architecture Biennale. One of Hall’s horns was presented at The Spanish Tuba and Euphonium Congress, Conservatorio Superior De Musica, Malaga, Spain.

The 3-D printed instruments in particular, made in collaboration with Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio, were featured worldwide in many more books, in popular media articles, on TV, in galleries, and other venues. Their instruments have been played in live national and international presentations and concerts, often with Hall himself performing. Their collaborative 3-D printed guitar and bass were curated into an installation featured in The International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their F1 Bichord sonic sculpture was exhibited at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, official hotel partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Racing Team. Six of their sonic sculptures were played in Miami Symphony’s Seven Decades and Beyond concert and were exhibited at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, official hotel partner of Miami Beach Art|Basel. One of their Hybrid Slide Guitars was presented and played at BIODIG 2023, an architecture conference at the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain.

Hall studied at the University of Hawaii, University of Florida (AA in liberal arts and sciences, BFA in sculpture, magna cum laude), and Washington University in St. Louis (MFA in sculpture). His honors include induction into the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, grant funding for postgraduate sculpture study in Scotland, exhibition best-of-show and purchase awards, an 11 year-long annually renewed funding award for research and creative work (UCF RIA), and two honorary doctorates granted due to nomination by students.

Prior to professing, Hall was employed as a professional musician, assistant preparator for three art museums, co-fabricator of scenic sculptures for Orlando, Los Angeles, and Paris theme parks, and freelance 3-D computer graphic animator.

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