Professor Dr Lynne Cameron is Fellow and Artist-in-residence for the first two years of the Cinepoetics project. As an applied linguist, she has worked for many years on metaphor in spoken discourse, most recently applying this to empathy and post-conflict reconciliation.
Her books include Metaphor Analysis (with R. Masen, 2010), Metaphor and Reconciliation (2011), Researching and Applying Metaphor (with G. Low, 1999). She was founding Chair of the international Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) and founding co-editor of the journal Metaphor in the Social World. She is currently Professor Emerita at the Open University, UK.
During her stay in Berlin, she aims to explore two aspects of metaphor in more depth: (1) drawing on project data to further investigate her hypothesis of anegativity bias in metaphor in discourse; (2) developing ideas around the role of allusion, echoes and remindings in the use of metaphor, and its connection with the poiesis of painting. As a contemporary artist, Lynne Cameron’s work responds to place and the natural world. She uses paint, collage, déchirage, layering, veiling and disclosing to create abstract expressionist paintings. The paintings offer viewers colour that collides with the eye, form as gesture, and a chance of beauty, sometimesaccompanied by the fragility of words. She has exhibited in group and solo shows in London and Leeds. Painting alongside researchers in Cinepoetics, she will produce a body of work with the provisional title Our flying shapes the sky, as well as offering her studio as a test site for theorizing in the face of intuition and art-making. Exhibitions and Open Studio events will be held.
She will be blogging about the experience on http://lynnecameron.com/blog